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Lord Ashdown spoke about China's rise and its effect on world peace. Photo: Sarah Graham/FCC
Britain should offer right of abode to BNO passport holders, says Lord Ashdown as he sets up Hong Kong Watch

Britain should offer Hong Kong’s BNO passport holders right of abode in the UK if in the future conditions deteriorate in the SAR as it reintegrates with China, says former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown.

Author Mei Fong discussed the implications of China's One Child Policy at the FCC. Photo: Sarah Graham/FCC
Relaxation of China’s One Child Policy has come too late, says Pulitzer Prize-winning author

China’s One Child Policy will likely leave the world’s second largest economy with a workforce shortage as its ageing population grows, according to a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of a book on the subject.

Florence de Changy announced as new FCC president after Juliana Liu steps down

At last Saturday’s board meeting FCC President Juliana Liu stepped down as her employment with BBC was ceasing on the same day. Her new job does not allow her to keep her “Correspondent” status, a sine qua none to be President of the Club. 

Minimum Spending Requirement: an Update

Dear fellow members, Further to the FCC’s announcement on November 1 of the introduction of a HK$300 a month minimum spending requirement in January, members have given us feedback and suggestions that were carefully reviewed during our last Board meeting. The board of governors has decided that as many members frequently travel, the spending requirement will be levied and collected quarterly (in March, June, September and December). This means for example, if from January through …

Former judge Henry Litton gave his views on the independence of Hong Kong's judiciary. Photo: Sarah Graham/FCC
Hong Kong’s judicial independence not under threat, says former top judge

Judicial independence is not under threat in Hong Kong, in spite of the recent controversy surrounding the jailing of pro-democracy student activists, according to a former judge of the Court of Appeal.

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