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January 27, 2022
Sum up The Week in a couple of sentences. We take the best British and international news and comment and distil it into a weekly magazine and a daily website. Our online coverage ranges from need-to-know information about the biggest news to longer features and analysis. We also have a weekly p...
January 27, 2022
One of the most enigmatic characters to have played a role in China’s recent history is the subject of a new biography greatly relished by Mark Jones. The subtitle of Mark O’Neill’s latest book, China’s Russian Princess, reads “The Silent Wife of Chiang Ching-Kuo”. There is no dramatic licence...
January 26, 2022
Michael Sheridan sheds some light on his latest book, The Gate to China, an epic history of the rise of the People’s Republic and the decline of Hong Kong. By Ed Peters What first led you to China? Michael Sheridan: I was working with The Independent’s star photographer in Italy when the news...
January 26, 2022
By Tim Huxley World-respected numismatist Dr. Werner Burger, who died on 15 November at 85, was considered the preeminent expert on Qing dynasty currency. Born in 1936 in Bavaria, Werner discovered an interest in China during a school visit to a Chinese painting exhibition.  Frustrated that...
January 26, 2022
New year, new ambitions. For those who aspire to add ‘book author’ to their CV, Carla Thomas quizzes publishing maven Jo Lusby for insider tips.  We all get a little more goal-oriented at the dawn of a new year. Maybe it’s that squeaky clean feeling of settled ledgers, a calendar yet to be fil...
January 26, 2022
Get ready for a very special issue of The Correspondent to mark the club’s 40th anniversary on Lower Albert Road – and we’re hoping that members will take part. Did you hear an inspirational speaker at the club? Find a mentor? Make lifelong friendships? Share your favourite memories with us! W...
January 26, 2022
Ed Peters peers through the lens of FCC absent member Robert Gerhardt, who has been documenting the social justice movement for the past seven years.  New Yorker Robert Gerhardt’s photographs have been published around the world, as has his writing on press freedom and human rights. But for th...
January 25, 2022
In December, journalism advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) issued “The Great Leap Backwards of Journalism in China”, an 80-page report cataloguing the assault on press freedom across the country. In the foreword, RSF Secretary-General Christophe Deloire contends that President Xi J...
January 25, 2022
Feng shui practitioner Priya Subberwal sees a time of growth, healing and – glory be! – more travel in the year ahead. She gives Morgan M Davis a primer on how to activate our best energy in work and life. FCC member Priya Subberwal trained as an interior designer but later studied Chinese met...
January 25, 2022
Hearty? For sure! Bursting with flavour? Most definitely! Learn to make the mother of all pies at home this winter season. Ingredients  For the Pastry:  200g All-purpose flour 1 pinch Kosher salt 110g Butter and lard, mixed 45g Cold water  For the Pie Filling  1kg Beef, cut into...
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