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THE GORRISPOIUIIENT

VOLUME I NUMBER6

Credibility.

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Letters

APRIL I988

spiral at the tum of this decade

Smith. Wine, he also says, is the "original medicine."

was threatening to deny the club a

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place in Central dist¡ict. But then

When working to a tight deadline, every reporter can do with a little luck. People often say the best correspondents have a sixth sense for being in the right place at the right time. That's true, although what people are really talking about is experience and a lot of careful ground work. But even luck, or the sixth sense, has limitations when it comes to the solid, week-to-week reporting that a ne\¡/smagazine must provide. Accæss, for example. Luck doesn't get you the first interview Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad gave to the regional press following the Internal Security Act arrests last October. Nor does it obtain the first session with President Ershad of Bangladesh after the political agitation there. Nor the first with new Philippine Armed Forces Chief Renato de Villa, nor a rare talk with Chinese dissident Wang Ruoshi. All of those, I'm proud to say, ran recently in Asiaweek. That sort of access is earned through the years, the hard way. It can accuonly come from a tradition of fair, balanced and most important rate reporting. Of double- and triple-checking facts. Of speaking to the bestinformed people, of getting the widest possible range of views. And then, after all that, going back and asking yourself what you've left out, how it could be better. I like to think that this is the kind of reporting Asiaweek has come to be known for. Certainly it is the kind our readers demand from us. And, I feel, it is the real reason Asiaweek correspondents enjoy such trusted access to the region's newsmakers. David Ring Chief of Correspondents

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help came from Sir Murray Maclehose, then governor of Hong Kong.

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Nury Vittachi dug into history to chronicle the controve¡sy over the construction of the ice house.

He narrates the unsuccessful battle launched by the editor of the Hong Kong Telegraphtoprevent the construction because it would "impede the free air of heaven."

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Sixth on Ice

5-1s

The FCC marks this month its sixth year of residence at the old ice house. Agala evening on Fri-

( 1966) and who has been with the club since its beginning in China, lakes us on a short skim ofhistory from Chungking to Shanghai -to Hong Kong.

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The club bid farewell to its oldest and longest-serving staff member

Chiao Chin-chen, 77,last month.

ClubNer¡a

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nt, meanwhile.

recounts the progress of the club

since its origin

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God gave man wine to make him happy, says Frugal Gourmet Jeff

day, Apr il 22, has been pl anned to rnark the occasion. This issueof

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about half-a-century ago.

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Derek Davies, president, says we aìl have good reason tojoin in the anniversary celebrations.

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Donald Wise, former president

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APRIL 1988 THE CORRESPONDENT

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SIXTH

SIXTH ON ICE A face-lift...and the beginning of a new life

DONALD WISE

Thanks to

house had ceased to be the ice store. It had become a storehouse for

Lord Mclehose,

old cars and other

we now have an elegant home

unwanted items. But

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Long before the turn of this decade, the old brick

thousands of dollars and many monthsof labour have transformed it and brought it to its present elegance as a clubhouse of international standards and a meeting place for newsmen, information and communication executives, diplomats and other professionals,

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The exorbitant rent spiral at the turn of this decade was threatening to deny the FCC a place in central Hong Kong. But a persuasive letter won the heart of the territory's chief executive.

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find a new home for the club by September when the ¡ent was due to be more than doubled. But there seemed to be nothing available in Central which we could afford - let alone anything in the quadrilateral bounded by Furama hotel, Hilton hotel, Wyndham and Pedder streets. FCC members, especially the Chinese old-timers, had let me know bluntly that nowhere else would do. to

Conservative estimates agreed that we would need some HK$ I 8 million to build our own club. Even at that price it would tum out probably cheaper per member than if we started paying rent at the levels demanded in our chosen area. But we had no money in the bank. The floating FCC population could not, and would not, tolerate beehng up subscriptions, bar prices or, for that matter, any inc¡eases. Yet they still expected me to find new premises for the club.

HOPELESS: To cap my depression (and rage) I had earlier in the day asked Michael Holbeche, a highly visible advertising man who liked it to be known that his monthly bill was always the largest, if he would head a fund-raising committee to look into the unlikely possibility that some finance houses would arrange a mortgage for anything anywhere. "No," he said brutally, "I don't iike to be associated with failure and you are never going to raise enough money to find a new home for the club." So here I was, counting up the many kinds of four-lette¡ men I thought Holbeche was, when in came John Airey. a banker. Knowing my problem, he looked out of the window and asked: "Have you ever considered that old officers' mess opposite the Hilton hotel?"

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SIXTH ON TCE This building faced north to where I was. It was on the opposite side of Garden Road to the Hilton and occupied the frontage on the tram lines. It had always seemed grossly underutilised to me; a few low-watt bulbs bumed without shades from wires falling from the ceiling, there was little sign of human life inside the building and its private cupric were only a handful of decrepit secondhand bangers in front of more elegant models which filled the carpark sweeping up to the Peak Tram station. I said to Airey : "Yes, I have thought about offering to pay a peppercom rent for it in exchange for being allowed to maintain the building in sufficient elegance to silence the environmentalists" (who were very noisy at that

The new image

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Uplifted to its new elegance, the old ice house now accommodates a

restaurant, two bars,

function rooms, library and workroom, a health corner and an area for such indoor games as snooker, billiards and p¡o¡ot.'if ¿þ yantze.

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time).

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A GEM OF AN IDEA: Airey and I liked the idea more and more as we discussed it and I was galvanised into taking action. I wrote a letter to then Govemor of Hong Kong Sir Munay Maclehose (now Lord Maclehose) that evening, enclosing a supporting note from Derek Davies (editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review) who sometimes had MM's ear. Here was our club in dire straits, I wrote, explaining the obvious diffrcuþ of raising money from a membership of (basically) transients. Could we take the old mess over and keep it in good shape in retum for a nominal rent?

A$600M. GIFT?: Forsixweeks therewas silence.And a telephone call from the sky-high govemor to my office. "Donald," he said, "I have read your letter and I take it to mean that you want me to give you a building then, I got

worth $600 million." Hong Kong or greenbacks, it seemed a huge sum to me and I felt that much flannelling was needed. "Well, Sir...," I stafed, "thanks to Dick Hughes and otherwriters, the FCC is now perhaps the mosttalkedaboutjoumalists'club there is, as renowned as Tokyo's or Washington's. In fact it would be bard to put a price on the harbour view from the men's loo, its present international standing and reputation..." At this point I was summarily intemrpted. "\ilell, I can put a price on it and it is cefainly not S6C0 million," said MM. Then, after a long pause, he added: "But, I've gotsomething else inmindforyou. I'll letyou know when itbecomes definite."

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NO FAVOURITISM: The rest of the story is already well known. The original ice house was being used as a godown for Hongkong Land's old airconditioners and ca¡s and the Land people did not like the idea ofhaving to get out. But MM had said that it was to be ours and so it came about. We were offered a lease for five years at the going commercial rate - no favouritism over the rent. But the govemment gaveus ahandsome loan to cope with the conversion work that had to be done on the building. This was in the hands of Mike Keats and he was ¡esponsib_le entirely for the new club house and its present elegance. We have been granted a second five-year tenancy and, to date, our original fear, when taking the building over, that a new flyover might necessitate knocking down at least half the southem block (where the Fringe Club is ) - has not been realised.

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PEOPLE

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QUESTION: Name the oneman in the FCC who was engaged to be married before he was bom, lost his first fiancée before the age of one, worked on British and American gunboats in his 20s, ran a general store in Chiang

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jumped ship in New York at the ageof 46. Go on, admit it -- it's a more dramatic life story than you usually hear from certain talkative members of the club who ramble about the heroic exploits of their youth. But the man in question is no globe-trotting correspondent. He is Chiao Chin-chen, known as Ronnie Chow, oldest barman at the club. But don't look for him behind the bar next time you are downstairs watching a game of snooker.

Chiao Chin-chen retired at the end of March at the age of 77 . His first task on leaving was to head home to see his family in Jiangxi province. He says: "But I won't stay -I'll be coming back to Hong Kong. Recent members, whose card numbers will show that they are treading in the foor steps of more than 4,000 others, will be staggered at Chiao's memory: "I can still remember the first members, their names and numbers," he says -- and he can recite them, starting from 0001 . Chiao was bom in Hangzhou in Zhejiang province in June 191 1. His parents betrothed him, white he was still in the womb, to a child of the same age -- but she died at the age of

PEOPLE which was priced at $150 second-hand, but

- $50 when it first came out l2 years ago. just Our illustration, which Hacker finds rather unflattering, is by another famous cartoonist, Jack, with whom Hacker worked for many years at the Evening Standard in

FCC President Derek Davies (/e/) accompanied by Club Manager HeinzGrabner (right) presents a farewell gift to Chiao Chin-chen. Below: Chiao with basement bar habitués (seatedL-R) Suresh Sharma, Tim Williams and Cyril Durup. Photos;HughVan Es.

London.

SOMETIMES, when you apply fora job, you for. Other times,

one. He was then affianced to another girl aged one, and married her 19 years later -- but she died in childbirth at23,leaving him with two young children. By thattime, Chiao had already had a long and varied career, mostly at sea. He had worked on British Navy gunboat HMS Man-

get more than you bargained you get less.

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tis, and American gunboat USS Monarch; cook. He caught a glimpse of his future home in 1947, when the cargo ship on which he was

both times as

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employed, the Peony, docked at Sham Shui Po for repairs. The bright lights of Nathan Road made a big impression on him, but he had to wait a year until a contact he had made arranged forhim to live in Hong Kong. At this point, he shakes his head, thinking of all the people he met at the FCC between July 1949, when he first started work at the club as a waite¡ and now, almost 40 years

later. "So many people here have been

so

good to me, it is impossible to pick out names of particular people to mention," he says. But he did admit to particularly fond memories of Clive Famsworth, the first president, and Margaret Hampson. His service at the club was not unb¡oken. In 1955, he went back to sea on a cruise ship, and jumped ship in New York to open a Chinese restaurant in the food-crazy town.

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ARTHUR Hacker, Grand Viziel of the Govemment Information Services, was recently hit by a heavy dose of inflation when he had

And Hong Kong-bom Ivy Lee could justifiably say that he¡ encounter with the photoagency Stock House could place her in both categories. Three-and-a-half years ago, when Ivy Lee

applied to Stock House for the position of general manage¡ she was invited to a "formal" interview...then another and another. In the

end, she was not offered thejob. But the initial denial of the job tumed out to be the beginning ofa new and ìasting encounter. The three "formal" interviews led to

more than a few informal meetings with Stock House supremo, well-known photographer and FCC member Bob Davis. And finally, on March 31, Bob and Ivy blissfully tied the knot at the Cotton Tree Drive Maniage Registry,

At the moment, the happy couple are working too hard to break for a honeymoon, but they feel compensated by the fact that Bob's family is over on a visit from Australia. And Ivy? She 's been working as an executive secretary, but shoftly expects to start a new job you guessed it, at the Stock House. Ivy -insists the wait was worth it. Says Bob: "Work is going to be a bit of a family

affair."

- of his own to buy an early edition of one works.

The bearded scribbler master of the fine line satirical cartoon -discovered from

- Smith thar fellow FCC member Mike The venture failed after six months, and, 1960, he found himself back at the club, then in Li Po Chun Chambers. At one stage, the club, in financial straits, dismissed the staff. Thus, for l0 years Chiao worked in clubs and nightclubs all over Hong Kong, eventually settling at the Hong Kong

in

Club.

In 1916, he was retired because he had reached the age of 65. But older members of the club remembered him fondly and when he

said he wanted to retum and work for the

club

again they welcomed him back.

And that's why, for the past 12 years, the tall, rather gaunt figure of Chiao Chin-chen has been seen behind the bar, first at Sutherland House and then at the spolts bar on the basement at the present venue.

Now Chiao Chin-chen has left; but the Chiao name won't disappear from the FCC. "One of my grandsons works downstairs," he says with his usual smile.

an

original copy of his 1976 book Hacker's Hong Korg ("Modest, aren't I") had been spotted in a second-hand bookshop in Bangkok. The text, incidentally, is by another FCC member,

David Perkins. Hacker, who only has two mint copies of the tome left (it is now out of print) asked Smith to pick it up on his nexr visit to the Land of Smiles. "Sometimes people ask me for a copy, and it's a shame I am not able to give them one," says Hacker.

So, Smith duly retrieved the said volume

The bride (/e/t) and the wedding -enotos: HughVan Es

IT'S musical chairs for some FCC tnembers at work. Dende Montilla, one time business editor of the South China Morning Post,and lately a freelance writer, joins Asian Finance Publications as co-editor of the Executive

magazine, a post shared by Barun Roy, editor of Asian Finance. Former managing editor of Exe c u t i v e,Nlry Vittach i, join s fhe S C M P o s t as deputy chief sub-editor of the Business Po.st.

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CLUB NEWS

MEDIA\PUBLISHING

Food, wine and the Frugal Gourmet

The most obvious idea that took long to materialise

Wine, says the former Methodist preacher and now a celebrated TV cook, Jeff Smith, is the original medicine. And, God gave it to man to make him happy. HEY said it could never happen. FCC members tuming up in droves to hear a Methodist preacher? And

hanging, transfixed, to every word as he delivered a sermon? Impossible.

But it happened. Mind you, the preacher was rather out

of the ordinary. He was Jeff Smith, now America's Number One TV cook. ("I used to call myself a TV evangelist, but not anymore," he confided to members.)

And the serrnon itself was even less conventional the

theme was

wine. Most- FCC

members consider this a subject close to theirhearts. (Well, one's liver is close to one's heart, isn't ir?)

Smith's TV show, "The Frugal Gourmet", is watched by an estimated l5 million people a week. Even more remarkably, more than half the viewers of his cookery programme are male. His books are regular best sellers,

Iike and his catch phrases "Life's too short for fast food" are much quoted.

-

ft.4 in. from his extra-large shoes to the top ofhis Standing 6

shiny-domed pate, he does seem rather like an Old Testament prophet. His nickname is The Froog, although he explains that

his interpretation of the word

"frugal" simply means that he is an efficient chef who wastes nothing his meals are not for paupers. -

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His talk was a rich concoction of history and wisdom on his religion two favourite topics and food. "Cod gave man wine to make him happy," he said. "Wine was the original medicine." More than a few members must have noticed the irony of a member of the Methodist church proclaiming the benefits of alcoafter all, it was they holic drink with triggering who are credited off the prohibition period earlier this century. Smith did not miss the point. He told the story of Bishop Welch and his followers who promoted teetotalism and marketed a non-alcoholic grape juice. Even more ironically, Vy'elch's grape

juice is a big seller in Hong

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The FCC witnessed last month the launching of yet another magazine - What's On, which

lists in three languages almost everything from jazz to factory outlets in Hong Kong, rnarketing team which could face up to the challenge of making a

Macau and China. T was, as most observers have said, the most obvious publish-

Biznews, an editorial services

in the past proVided PR services to corpo-

success of a magazine in a small place which alreadY has too many

company which

magazlnes.

why did the territory have to wait

rations.

PRIME

until t 988 to get

an entertainment listings magazine? Just as l,ondon hasTime Out,Hong Kong now has

Firstly, Hong Kong had to wait until the right ingredients came along - an editorial team

gredients came together over the last l2 months, with Evan-Jones'

What'sOn. But is itthe same animal? Not

which would be unfazed by the daunting task of compiling and

quite, says co-publisher Martin Evan-Jones, well-known as an ac-

commenting on listings in a city where a film can run for as

tive FCC member and chief of

short

ing idea in Hong Kong.

So

a

time

as

two days; and a

MOVERS:

The in-

Biznews providing the editorial muscle, and Middle Eastern publishing company Al Hilal being the major mover on the financing and sales side. "There are a lot of magazines

in Hong Kong, but this particular idea seemed missing in the territory's spectrum," says EvanJones. "We use three languages because this is an intemational city with a multi-lingual approach to life, and we wanted to reflect that." When the project was put together, they reckoned it would cost $500,000 to $750,000 to get the idea from drawing board to marketplace. In that event, the first issue managed to meet its target, and any future profits witl

be fed back into the magazine until it becomes strong enough to fend for itself and contribute to the coffers.

With a cover price of $10, and a planned circulation of 20,000, the company realises that costs are going to have to be kept down. To this end, they are using

mainly freelance writers, with

a

small in-house staff for important jobs such as listings. The editor is Evan-Jones'

Japanese.

joumalist wife Jeny. Contribu-

Jones. "The Chinese and Japanese listings are at a very early stage. But since many of our readers also can read English, we're going to take a little time to build up the other languages." How have they got over the

tors include well-known names such as columnist Stuart Wolfendale. The China editor is David Bonavia. And, the cruel pen of

recently-arrived artist Gavin Coates is a refreshing addition to

"We realise we have a long

way to go," says Martln Evan-

the scene.

hurdle of quick-change cinema

The listings section, called Billboard, is ambitious: "The

runs?

complete entertainment guide to Hong Kong, China and Macau," it proclaims itself. Behind it is chief researcher Ada Ho, whose daunting task is to catalogue everything from jazz to factory outlets. Obviously Hong Kong dominates, although there is a cursory list of major hotels in

long a film will last in Hong Kong - that's a problem every joumalist in the territory faces," says the

Beijing, Canton and Shanghai. There follows

ings repeated

a

few pages of list-

in

Chinese and

"You cannot predict how

publisher. In What's On you'll find reviews, approximate dates and phone numbers, so you can

ring the cinema and check for yourself.

If the operation thrives in its first yea¡ there are plans to make it weekly. But in Hong Kong publishing, a year is a long time.

Kong's Park'n Shop chain.

Other club members met Jeff Smith more relaxed, in the main bar. It was the preacherchef 's fourth visit to Hong Kong, and he likes it better every time. "Hong Kong is the best restaurant city in the world," he said. "What's your favourite dish?" a memberasked. "Food," he replied. "I can't

be more specific because it changes every day, especially in Hong Kong. Yesterday, it's a type of soup with poached egg white in

it

which was what I ate. Then

- had suckling pig, which we

promptly became my favourite that's the way it goes." His latest book, not yet on the stands, is to be called Three Ancient Cuisines. It deals with food in the cultures which most influenced modem eating. l'I bet you think one of them is French," he said. "Well, you're wrong. The three are China, Greece and Rome." Forthose who didn't try the Froog's food, it is rich and natural tasting. The dish that received most attention at the FCC seemed to be his com and clam chowder a creamy clam-filled soup that tasted of sunny days on the farm and l"ishing with a bent pin.

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FCC golfers triumph. in the Carlsberg Classic Six members of the FCC's golf section took part in the Carlsberg Classic for the Richard Hughes Memorial Trophy held at Laguna in the Philippines last month.

dark.

the venue for the match this year.

The first day's competition

it took

closed as the sun went down over the palm trees at Canlubang, ac-

Sponsored by Cgrlsberg,

UNTIE Agnes, who gets a peso for every empty beer bottle she tums in to the Manila Glassworks, was set to retire at the beginning of March,

47,000 pesos richer after a twoday visit from members of the golf section of the FCC competing in the Carlsberg Classic for

the Richard Hughes Memorial Trophy. Fuelled by the unstinting minis-

trations

of Derek

Curry's

Carlsberg maidens, invigorated by the usual affable discussions about the rules. and refreshed

(after following organiser John Lenaghan's exhortations to ret¡re early before the match), day one of the golf for the Dick Hughes -ended in triumph for trophy Ray "Cuddles" Cranboume who, playingoff a24 handicap, carded a magnificent l0l for 33 points, five ahead of joint second placed players, friendly rivals, John Lenaghan and Ross Way.

Other participants were Charlie Smith, Dave Gilhooly, Napier Dunn, John McDougal, David Creffield and guest Derek Curry. The splendid Canlubang Golf

in daylight as players had difficulty completing the pre-

¡rlace had

"Golf is a game played by genrlemen wishing to enjoy the soher contemplation of nature, the healt hy air of t he c ountry side w i t h t h e fe I I on,s h ip and camaraderie of their.fellows." _ Anonymous

vious year's competition in the

and Country Club in Laguna, an hour's drive out of Manila, was

companied by rousing ballads

from the golf group, sweet singing from the Carlsberg maidens, recitations from John McDougal, and the award of the prizes by Carlsberg's Hong Kong general manager, Flemming With-Seide1in.

moment in the first day's play Curry and Lenaghan. A tense

-

Crefäeld, Gilhooly,

The following day the Hong Kong group, minus Napier Dunn who was unwell, took on a strong local side, the Nomads Knockers,

in an interport scramble

sponsored again by Carlsberg. Led by Big Walt, owner of Manila's Cat House and host for refreshments

to a number of the FCC players the previous evening, put up a

good fight, but the two FCC

would be Nos. 3, 6 and 9.

The second event ended very much like the first, with a celebration of songs, recitations, and prize giving the end to a perfect outing - and with an added

fours, one led by John Lenaghan, the othe¡ by Ross Way, narrowly clinched the match. John Lenaghan took the mystery out of the competition early, and ellectively reduced the tension.

clubs, and press and media

when he announced that

people, throughoutAsia.

'mystery' holes

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the

- Carlsberg that the bonus from company would be prepared to

sponsor another competition next

year open

to

correspondents'

with a small

prize for the best score on them

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Stuart Stoker is the assistant solicitor general at the Legal Department of the Hong Kong govemment.

Carl David Goldstein moved to Hong Kong re-

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lsland's Route to China,

Robert Andrew Smailes, a doctor, works with the Tung

yearago. Before that, he was with the Hemel News in rhe

Hong Kong.

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Elizabeth Hicks is the Far East editor of PJB Publications, which is based in Surrey, England. Before moving to Hong Kong last month, she was PJB's editorial writer.

Suzanne Hill is a copy editor at the As ia n W all S t r e e t J our-

who

moved to Hong Kong last year, is chairman and chief executive of Foote, Cone &

Financial News service,

China tours, Kenya safaris

copy

srx years.

worked with the South China

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is a

editor at Communications Management Ltd., publish-

Morning Posl when he arrived in Hong Kong about a

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1984 until she moved to Hong Kong last year. Suchita Shivdasani

porter for the Knight-Ridder

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assistant

news director of Emphasis (HK) Ltd., was a freelance journalist in Montreal, working for Radio Canada from

Association's membershiP department. She has been working with the HKTA for

Stephen Glain, now

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Kathleen Royer,

been

working in Hong Kong since

G/F,

Adverliser from

1984 ro 1987.

Anthony Frazer has

experience. Open for HaPPY Hour, dinner, late night drinks or just coffee. Every day of the week, until 2am'

dard, comes from Australia the Adelaide

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Mary O'Malley, a sub-editor at the Hongkong Stan-

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Govemment as deputy assistant law draftsman at the Attorney General's Chambers.

where she was a sub-editor at

Singapore. Barrett, an

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works with the Hong Kong

a lawyer in Hong Kong and Singapore, is

Johnny Leung is regional

a partner in the solicitors'

Newsweek Intemational.

n¿l. She began her career in in 1971 as a reporter of the Da ily Reviev, \n Hayward, Calif. Between 1974 and 1984 she was the Capitol bureau chief of the Statesman-J o urn¿l of Salem, Oregon. She also worked in Beijing for two years (198486) as a copy editor at the China Daily and then spent six months in Washington with USA Today before mov ing to Hong Kong.

Lily L. Y. Lee,

Burkhard Klein is

1986 from

Washington where he had been the AFP

Henning Matthies is a consul at the West German Consulate General in Hong

correspondent since 1983.

Kong.

journalism

manager

of

senior Nederlandsche

Middenstands- bank.

firm, Robert W.H.

circulation manager for

Vy'ang and

Co.

Lucille Ma moved to live in

Hong Kong after having Melisia Lee is the public relations manager of Cable & Wireless.

David Lefkow works with Agence France Presse as sub-editor/correspondent. He moved to Hong Kong in

spent many years in the US as a teacher of economics and history. She taught at the East Orange Public School in New Jersey as well as the

Holy Name Academy in Urbany, New York.

a

freelance joumalist, writes for the Hong Kong weekly, W & Entertaínmenl Times, as well as for Time & Tide in London. He is also theatre critic for RTHK. Alfons Veltman, one of the most knowledgeable Hong Kong hands among club members, first came to Hong Kong in 1935. He was intemed by the Japanese during

their occupation of the territory. He went back to Holland after the war and then retumed to Hong Kong as the managing director of the

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6: Drink fit for king

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