A resident of over thirty years from colonial days to Xi Jinping, explains the history of this unique place: from a barren rock with hardly a house upon it, to a booming city of seven million, and the focus of world attention at the time of the Handover in 1997. The talk concludes with a consideration of the current crisis in Hong Kong and the part that the UK is playing to protect its former subjects.
- Duration: 45 mins
- Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
- Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Meet The Speaker, Chris
Chris Forse is a retired teacher and administrator who spent 33 years in Hong Kong where he was also a sometime columnist and radio panel guest. He has travelled widely and globally and enjoys travel photography and self-publishing. He is chairman of a large U3A in the Midlands.
Preparing for the Event
For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).
We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!