Yang Ti-liang biography

Yang Ti-liang

Judge, Person

1929 –


Who is Yang Ti-liang?

The Hon. Dato Seri Paduka Sir Ti-liang Yang, GBM, JP, LL.D, DLitt is a retired senior Hong Kong judge. He was the Chief Justice of Hong Kong from 1988–1996, the only ethnic Chinese person to hold this office during British colonial rule.

He was a candidate in 1996 Hong Kong chief executive election, where he lost to his opponent Tung Chee-Hwa. After the transfer of the sovereignty of Hong Kong, he was appointed as non-official member of the Executive Council by Tung and retired in 2002. In retirement, he mainly focuses on writing and teaching English. In September 2003, he became the host of a RTHK radio programme, Yang Ti-liang Mail Box, teaching English grammar.


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Jun 30, 1929
Also known as
  • Judge Yang Ti-liang
  • University College London
  • Soochow University
Lived in
  • Zhongshan
  • Hong Kong

on July 23, 2013

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