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FCC club lunch with Mark KITTO

Speaker: Mark KITTO
Magazine Founder / Author

Topic: Going Quietly Cuckoo on a Chinese Mountain

In 2005, Mark KITTO was told by many people that he was mad to move to Moganshan, a remote mountaintop village in Zhejiang where he planned to set up a coffee shop with his wife and to write books. He has lived there ever since, very happily. The small family business has thrived, he has published a book, and he hasn’t gone entirely cuckoo, yet. Join us for lunch and hear Kitto tell a story of missing statues, missionaries and just one murder.

Mark KITTO was once better known in China as the founder of the English-language city magazines, that’s Shanghai, that’s Beijing and that’s Guangzhou. The Financial Times called him “a mini media mogul”. When he lost his “mini empire” in 2004, he retreated to Moganshan, a mountain village built as a concession-era summer resort, to write his memoir: China Cuckoo, How I lost a fortune and found a life in China.For many years he wrote a column for UK’s Prospect magazine. He and his wife continue to run their coffee shop in Moganshan, located in a former brothel.

Speaker: Mark KITTO,Magazine Founder / Author

Human Rights Press Awards


The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The 24th annual awards were announced on May 6, 2020. See the winners here.