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July 5, 2022
The FCC’s Build Your Own Burger: a HK$148 checkboxed crash course in the tyranny of choice. You are handed the menu and a pen, and you make your selection from the ground up. Choose one of four bases – sesame or brioche bun, ciabatta or English muffin. Choose your patty, one of seven: ranging from wagyu beef (an extra HK$30) to chicken burger, soft-shell crab to the vegan Beyond patty. Choose your potato iteration of choice: chunky steak fries, skinny French fries or potato wedges. (Get the potato wedges: they’re excellent.)
April 10, 2022
A retired prison superintendent who’s taken up cooking; the former pilot who’s turned to counselling; the veteran man-at-arms; plus 16 others who make up the rich tapestry of FCC membership.
February 11, 2022
It’s perhaps just as well that the FCC’s walls can’t talk, but there’s a great tale attached to many of its rooms, says Robin Lynam.
February 11, 2022
A Swede, a South African, a Kiwi, a Russian, a Yorkshireman, un Français, several Chinese and assorted others walk into a bar…
February 10, 2022
How did our governors come to join the FCC, what new experiences are coming down the pipeline, and what keeps them busy from day to day?
January 27, 2022
"I have family in Germany, so I have spent a lot of time there. It’s a place that lots of Europhile Brits hold in very high regard with good reason. Its approach to coalition governing is something more countries could learn from."
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.
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.
January 26, 2022
World-respected numismatist Dr Werner Burger, who died on 15 November at 85, was considered the preeminent expert on Qing dynasty currency.
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