Antony Dapiran is a Hong Kong-based lawyer and writer. In the arena of corporate finance in the Greater China market, Dapiran has advised China’s largest companies on capital-raising transactions that have been transformational for the Chinese business and economic landscape. Dapiran was educated at the University of Melbourne and Peking University, and he has resided between Hong Kong and Beijing for over 20 years. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Dapiran has written and presented extensively on China and Hong Kong. His views have been widely quoted, including in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Australian Financial Review. His writing has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The South China Morning Post, Nikkei Asia Review, Hong Kong Free Press, News Corp’s Business Spectator, ArtAsiaPacific, and the LA Review of Books’ China Blog. His book City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong was published by Penguin in 2017.

Last Updated: June 20, 2019



Will Hong Kong Unravel?

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Is Hong Kong on Its Way to Becoming Just Another City in the P.R.C.?

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