Ed Peters has been based in Asia for much of his working life. Since becoming a journalist, he has freelanced for a vast range of publications around the world, worked fulltime for CNN and edited an architectural magazine.
His memories of the FCC stretch from drinking in Sutherland House, to the phantasmagorical Saturnalia of Handover Night to more recently when he has been a driving force in helping revamp The Correspondent.
The July 2022 issue of the magazine samples various memories of the 1997 Handover, and looks at how journalists are coping in some of the world’s trouble spots.
Members’ suggestions and contributions for future issues are all more than welcome.
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club was founded in 1943 in Japanese-occupied China during World War II. Its first base was in Chongqing, a city controlled by nationalist leader, Chiang Kai-shek. As the struggle between the Nationalists and Mao Zedong’s Communists intensified after the invaders were repelled, the Club moved with the action, first to Nanjing, then to Broadway Mansions in Shanghai….
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