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Club News

Club News originated as a section of The Correspondent magazine. Its goal was, and still is, to keep all members across what’s happening in the social life of the FCC. Here, you will find updates on members’ milestones, Club outings or coverage of the latest FCC party. If you have any contributions: please send your ideas to [email protected].

Philippe Metoudi: Why China’s billion dollar investment in Israel is only going to grow

Guest speaker Philippe Metoudi on Israel’s relationship with China China’s two-way trade with in Israel has gone from zero to US$4bn in the last three years, as the mainland seeks to position itself at the cutting edge of technological development, according to Philippe Metoudi, guest speaker at the October 25 club lunch. Hong Kong’s Li Ka-shing has the largest investment in the Middle Eastern country – with more interests there than he has in the …

Keith Richburg said JMSC students would learn from professionals and get exposure. Photo: Sarah Graham
Keith Richburg: In this digital age we need to get back to good, old-fashioned journalism

Put down your devices, get out reporting and speak to real people: that was the advice of Keith Richburg as he addressed members at a lively club lunch exploring the Internet’s effect on press freedom.

AAJA Asia JOB LISTING: N3CON Executive Producer Position

As many of you are aware AAJA Asia will host the annual N3 New.Now.Next Media Conference in HONG KONG this year!… Bringing our 7th regional conference back to HK late May, 2017. This is a big event and we need a dedicated Executive Conference Producer to continue with our growing and continued success!   This will be an exciting opportunity to produce one of Asia’s signature media conferences, bringing together 300+ journalists and media professionals across the region.  It is …

Income Statement – September 2016

Income Statement – September 2016

September 24, 2016 Board minutes

September 24, 2016 Board minutes

Festival Season Opening Hours
Hong Kong’s property market could be heading for another bubble, warns guest speaker Peter Churchouse

Peter Churchouse highlighted a bleak outlook for Hong Kong’s property market Hong Kong’s property market could be heading for another bubble, warned real estate expert Peter Churchouse, guest speaker at Wednesday’s club lunch. The leading property market analyst said that 2016 activity indicates ‘the heat is coming back in to this market’, and added: “The risks in these markets are that we’re heading back into bubble territory.” Having worked in real estate in Hong Kong …

Tributes pour in from around the world as legendary journalist Clare Hollingworth marks her 105th birthday

Friends and family gather to say happy 105th birthday to Clare Hollingworth. Legendary journalist Clare Hollingworth, who was the first to report the German invasion of Poland in the Second World War, turned 105 this week and was honoured at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club on Monday. Family and friends gathered to pay tribute to the former reporter, who is also credited with saving the lives of thousands of Eastern European refugees by helping them flee Hitler’s …

A full house for the second U.S. presidential debate broadcast

Members combined business with pleasure when the FCC main bar broadcast the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The final debate takes place on October 20 and will again be broadcast in the main bar.  

Bert’s Bar: Members raise a glass to the long-awaited reopening

A revitalised Bert’s Bar opened on October 11 after a summer-long renovation. FCC members gathered to celebrate the return of the bar and full menu.   Left to Right: Nigel Sharman, Elaine Pickering, Tara Joseph, Simon Pritchard Left: Allan Youngblood; Right: Nigel Sharman Tara Joseph Left to Right: Simon Pritchard, Paul Christensen and friend Willem C. Lau family and friends Left: Simon Pritchard; Right: Elaine Pickering Left to Right: Tara Joseph, Simon Pritchard, Terry Duckham, …