Zhaoxia Deng

Ms. Deng Zhaoxia is a PhD student at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong, under the supervision of Prof. Li Yahong and Prof. Shahla Ali. Her research interests mainly focus on Intellectual Property Law and Entertainment Law. Prior to her academic journey in the University of Hong Kong, she holds an LLM from the National University of Singapore and earned her LLB with distinction from the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. Before the commencement of her studies at HKU, she also actively participated in several National and Provincial Found Research Projects.

Field of Study: Intellectual Property Law and Entertainment Law

Thesis Title: Building an Ecological Copyright Regime for Video Game Industry in the Chinese Context: Challenges and Solutions

Programme of Study: Ph.D. 

Supervisor(s): Dr. Y Li

Co-supervisor: Prof. Shahla ali


Public Domain of Digital Copyright: Taking the Creative Commons License as a Case Study,Electronic Intellectual Property, Issue 12, 2018.

Intellectual Property Protection of Chinese Investment in Africa‘ in Chonghan Hu and Minghua Xiang, eds., Protection of Chinese Investment in Africa: From the Perspective of International Law (People’s Publishing House, Beijing, 2017)

Improvement of the Technical Fact-Finding Mechanism in China: From the Perspective of the Operation Status of Technical Investigator System (co-authored with Chonghan Hu), Law-Based Society, issue 5, 2017.

The Legal Effect of the Technical Investigation Report in the Intellectual Property LitigationLegal Expo, No.12, 2016.

The Impact of Communication and Emotional Interaction Between Teachers and Students on College English Cooperative Learning—Case Studies from Mutual Perspectives (co-authored with Huihua Lin)Crazy English, issue 3, 2014.


  • 2019.08    First Prize for Oral Presentation: ‘Readapting Copyright Law to Video Games: Comparative and Critical Analysis‘ in Competition for Early Career Scholar of the ATRIP 38th Annual Congress
  • 2019.06     Third Prize for Academic Paper: ‘Critical Analysis on the Merchandising Rights of Fictional Characters: Chinese and American Perspectives’ in PhD Forum on Technology& Intellectual Property Law organized by Peking University 2019
  • 2017-2021   Postgraduate Scholarship
  • 2011-2015   Degree of Bachelor of Law with Distinction

                    GDUFS Triple-A Student
The 1st Class of Comprehensive Scholarship of GDUFS
National Endeavor Fellowship
                            GDUFS Outstanding Student Cadre
Award of Excellence in Shanghai Vis Moot Competition
The 3rd Prize in Career Planning Contest of GDUFS
GDUFS Excellent Planner of Freshmen Encouragement Activities