National security law: why the cutting of ties between University of Hong Kong and its student union was long in the making

Billy Fung Jing-en was once the poster boy of radical student activism. The former student union leader of the University of Hong Kong clashed with the institution’s management over its hiring decisions and led protests against its governing council.He fought against the council in 2015 over its controversial decision to reject the candidacy of a liberal professor, Johannes Chan Man-mun, for a key managerial post.The union chief was called a liar and radical for disclosing confidential meeting…