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Wei Lit Yew is a lecturer in the Department of Government and International Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale-NUS College in Singapore and a visiting assistant professor in City University of Hong Kong. Based disciplinarily in comparative politics and environmental studies, his research has focused on the politics of development and environmental activism, and more broadly on civil society dynamics in China and Southeast Asia. Yew obtained a PhD in Asian and International Studies from City University of Hong Kong. He received his MSc in Comparative Politics (Asia) from the London School of Economics and his BIT from Multimedia University (Malaysia).

Research Interests

  • Environment and Development in Asia
  • Environmental Activism and Governance
  • Civil Society under Authoritarianism
  • Chinese Politics
  • Southeast Asian Politics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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