The former premises of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Conduit Road, Hong Kong. It is one of more than 500 private member clubs in the city – the first of which was launched in 1844. Photo: SCMP

Private member clubs in Hong Kong: social injustice or social leveller? The tide of history may be running against them

  • To their defenders, Hong Kong’s private clubs have always been places where ‘ordinary people can consort with others less ordinary on an equal basis’
  • To their critics, seeing how much of the community they exclude, they embody social inequality, nowhere more so than in the preferential land rents they pay
Topic |   Old Hong Kong
The former premises of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Conduit Road, Hong Kong. It is one of more than 500 private member clubs in the city – the first of which was launched in 1844. Photo: SCMP
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