FCC club lunch with Christine LOH
Speaker: Christine LOH
CEO, Civic Exchange, Hong Kong
Topic: Underground Front – The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong
Writing about the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong is bound to be a sensitive subject because its presence in Hong Kong is still meant to be a “secret”, although one that everyone has known about for a very long time. Christine LOH’s exposition of the Communist Party’s co-optation and persuasion is particularly revealing for anyone not versed in communist-speak.
The Communist Party in Hong Kong is a heavyweight player in shaping our future. Christine will share her pioneer study and examination of the role that the Chinese Communist Party has played in Hong Kong since the creation of the Party in 1921.
Christine LOH is the CEO of the public policy think tank, Civic Exchange. A former legislator, she had a ringside seat to political events in Hong Kong in the run-up to 1997 and immediately beyond the transition. She was the first, and only one to date, to raise a debate in 1995 about how the Chinese Communist Party would operate post-1997 for which she was pilloried by opponents. Christine LOH is a lawyer by training and became a politician in 1992. Since her retirement from politics in 2000, she has concentrated on policy research and is a published author of many works.