The annual Diplomatic Cocktail, a popular event since the early 90s, enjoyed a strong turnout of Hong Kong-based diplomats, Board members and our stalwart rank and file members. The guest speaker was from over the border, the urbane Song Ruan, deputy commissioner on the Commissioners Office of Chinas Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong.
Beer quality has improved markedly and we have updated our selection to reflect changing tastes. That means less lager, more draught beer.
Our in-depth report on British peer Lord Paddy Ashdown’s guest appearance in November, where he shared his refreshingly frank views on the US-China relationship and a wide range of other issues.
Despite suffering from red-green colour blindness, Ernest Chang has produced a collection of photographs taken inside the original Blue House that won him wide media acclaim in September 2017.
Xyza Bacani is a Filipino street photographer and a Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellow, known for her stunning B&W images of Hong Kong street life.
Professional photographers in the past decade or so have had to struggle with declining markets for their photos as publications around the world have faded in the face of online competition.