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December 12, 2016
Dennis Kwok and Ronny Tong talked about the reverberations of Beijing's interpretation of the Basic Law at the FCC The record number of seats won by pro-democracy candidates in elections to select the committee that will choose Hong Kong’s next Chief Executive is one of the implications of Beijin...
December 6, 2016
Sophie Richardson, China Director, Human Rights Watch, revealed how China's corruption suspects are kidnapped and tortured The methods of torture used to extract confessions from suspected corrupt Chinese Communist Party officials was revealed as Human Rights Watch released its report at the FCC ...
December 5, 2016
Professor Richard Fielding, public health expert from HKU, talked about climate destabilisation at the FCC Climate destabilisation is the most important threat our species has faced - and China, the world’s biggest polluter, could be the country to turn it around, according to public health exper...
November 30, 2016
Professor Huang Ningsheng talked about Guangdong's bid to become an innovation hub Investment in Guangdong’s scientific research and development is expected to take up 2.58% of the province’s total GDP for 2016, according to the Director-General of its department of science and technology. It is ...
November 28, 2016
Chris Patten arrives at the FCC Here's a round-up of the Q&A with Chris Patten following his talk at the FCC on November 25. PATTEN ON INDIA Look, I don’t mean any disrespect to my own country or to France, speaking as a member of the Legion d’honneur, or to China or to Hong Kong, but I happ...
November 26, 2016
"The former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney was kicked out of government when his approval ratings were as I recall slightly lower than the prevailing level of interest so he wasn’t terribly popular when he left office and he tells himself a story about somebody going up to the front gate ...
November 25, 2016
Chris Patten talking at the FCC about Trump, Brexit and Hong Kong democracy Former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten today blasted those who ‘make a mockery’ of Hong Kong's democracy movement and said it would be a tragedy if democracy campaigners lost the moral high ground because of the antics of...
November 14, 2016
Dr. Subramanian Swamy, member of India's parliament, discusses his country's fight against corruption Going after the corrupt elite is the only way to prevent corruption on all levels of society, according to politician and graft buster Dr. Subramanian Swamy in a club lunch discussing the issue a...
November 3, 2016
Rémi Carrier tells an FCC audience how the rules of war have changed - and they're no longer protecting medics A change in military strategies due to the war on terror risks a battlefield without doctors. That was the stark warning from guest speaker Rémi Carrier, executive director of Medecins S...
November 2, 2016
Heinz Fassmann talks at the FCC about the refugee crisis in Europe The European refugee crisis is dividing the continent and is more serious politically than the financial crisis, according to Austrian migration expert Heinz Fassmann, guest speaker at the November 2 club lunch. Effective border c...
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