Legal Trivia Quiz #44

This year’s Christmas quiz, as for previous years, is to match names to photos. This year we feature famous female judges and jurists from Hong Kong and abroad.

The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister-at-Law. Suggestions for questions to appear in next month’s journal are most welcome. 

Note: Some of the above photos are licensed under Creative Commons Licenses. Attribution will be published with the answers in the next issue. 

Contest Rules:

To be eligible to win a bottle of Ch. La Croizille 2007 from Global Vintage Wines Centre, please send your quiz question answers to The first reader to respond with the most correct answers, with no more than 3 incorrect responses, will be deemed the winner. The decision of Thomson Reuters regarding the winner is final and conclusive. 

Answers to Legal Trivia Quiz #43 

  1. B. Under the Convention of Peking, the border between Kowloon and the New Territories is at Boundary Road.
  2. A. The border between North and South Korea was originally set at the 38th parallel. Following the Korean War, it runs generally along that parallel.
  3. A. Yes, there was a land border between Japan and Russia on Sakhalin Island from 1895 to 1945 and a land border between Korea (a Japanese colony) and Russia between 1910 and 1945.
  4. D. The Shenzhen (or Sham Chun) River is the principal land border between Hong Kong and the Mainland of China.
  5. C. Kalingrad, an exclave of Russia, borders onto Poland.
  6. A. Point Roberts is an exclave of the United States immediately south of Vancouver, BC.
  7. C. Armenia does not share a border with Russia.
  8. B. The Shanghai International Settlement was formally a concession.
  9. A. Vatican City is a sovereign state that is located in the centre of Rome, Italy.
  10. C. Britain has two sovereign base areas in Cyprus: Akrotiri and Dhekelia. 

We would like to congratulate Johnny C. M. So, Barrister-at-law, Equity Chambers, the winner of our Legal Quiz #43. 


Mr. Clark is a barrister (and former solicitor) practising in Hong Kong. His practice focuses primarily on intellectual property and related areas.  From September 2016, he has been appointed an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong to teach the IP LLM course. Mr. Clark is General Editor and a co-author ofIntellectual Property Rights: Hong Kong SAR and the People’s Republic of China and author of Patent Litigation in China. He has also published a history of British and American extraterritoriality in China, Gunboat Justice