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    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... James Whittle life@scmp.com FCC fundraiser enjoys evening News The Foreign Correspondents' Club's 12th annual charity ball was a rousing success. More than 1,200 people turned up to raise money for education schemes for underprivileged children run by the Po Leung Kuk, including the FCC Scholarship Fund. To date, the fund has awarded 106 scholarships; 55 benefactors have ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TIBET

    Nowhere to Call Home- The tale of a Tibetan migrant worker in Beijing

    Posted May 09th 2014, 01:52pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... and a board member for the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China.  But never before had she found herself smack dab in the midst of a Tibetan family dispute. Watch:  Nowhere to Call Home: ... a blind eye? I think what I did was quite normal. As a Caucasian foreigner I am often extended special undeserved privileges by Chinese society. Though it wasn’t always convenient, I felt I should ...

  3. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - LYNAM UP ROBIN LYNAM

    New club celebrates the wider world of whiskies

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 01:20pm by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam life@scmp.com Whisky or whiskey, club gets into the spirit Interest in Scotch whisky, single malts in particular, is growing rapidly in Hong Kong, as in many cities worldwide. ... at least, that is probably true- although there is already a whisky club operated by and based in The Canny Man in the basement of the Wharney Guang Dong Hotel in Wan Chai. That club, however, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    Window to club life in the Asian-American past

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Alison Singh Gee

    ... Alison Singh Gee Window to club life in the Asian-American past Lisa See has long been fascinated by the world of Chinese-American nightclubs. Over the years, her fans sent her photos ... name, she said Ethel Zimmerman had decided her name was too long for a marquee, so she shortened it to Merman. What choice did Japanese-American performers have? There were white clubs, black ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Japanese curator warns Hong Kong: don't turn into a 'cultural Galapagos'

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Vivienne Chow

    ... West Kowloon Cultural District in 2018. Details of the programmes are being finalised, but foreign exchange, public art and curatorship will be among the subjects. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    How Monopoly came to dominate board games

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Richard Lord

    ... about life- there's a philosophical aspect to it. It's about people competing for limited resources Patrick Chugh, founder of the Hong Kong board games club And in the 1970s, San ... the founder and one of the organisers of the Hong Kong Board Gamers Club, a 1,400-strong group whose members meet in small groups once or twice a week in cafes to play board games, Monopoly is still ...

  7. Lifestyle

    New manager hopes to grow the HK literary festival

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Cammack has added the Museum of Medical Sciences, a heritage building in her Sheung Wan neighbourhood, to the usual venues of the Fringe Club, Kee Club and the Helena May. "The lecture ...

  8. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Microsoft postpones release of Xbox One in mainland China

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... vendors on the mainland since foreign video game console sales were banned there in 2000. The opening of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone last September helped lift the ban. "We pride ourselves ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy, by Saskia Sassen

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Wilson

    ... one of the top 100 global thinkers by Foreign Policy. In her view, the cause is over-sophistication. The expertise that spawned slippery financial instruments including credit default swaps ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Actor Ben Kingsley is laidback and loving it

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Kavita Daswani

    ... be constructive, or destructive. But once you find it, all the doors open. [Snatcher] has a desperate need to be accepted, to join a club that will not have him. That's the worst thing you can do ...




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