Regular discussions on current events with a community of The Economist readers and intellectually curious people in Hong Kong

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THE ECONOMIC CLUB 

of HONG KONG

Philosophy

The Economic Club of Hong Kong is a platform for lifelong learning. We believe that to truly learn a subject, we must not only read about it but also critically think it through and discuss with people with different perspectives.

 

That is why, at The Economic Club of Hong Kong, everyone is a teacher and a student at the same time. We read the articles, meet up and share our opinions. That is how we learn.

Meeting Format

Each meeting has a theme and assigned readings.  At the meeting, we introduce ourselves as a wider group and then split up into smaller groups for in-depth discussion from our perspectives and ideas but backed up by knowledge from the readings.

 

In the smaller groups, members begin by introducing key points from the readings while others can raise new points or delve into each individually.  Questions, new pathways for discussion, personal experience and opinions are highly encouraged.  We conclude by rejoining the whole group and sharing our insights.

Disclaimer

 

The Economic Club of Hong Kong is a community of The Economist magazine readers and intellectually curious people. Events are organised by a group of passionate volunteers.

Our Story

It all started with two friends, who enjoyed reading on and discussing the various topics in it, from technology to politics to entrepreneurship.

One day, they thought: "There are probably many more people interested in doing this - let's find them and bring them together."

 

And thus The Economic Club of Hong Kong was born. The first meeting was held on August 19th, 2015 in Hong Kong.

 

We now host two-three regular meetings per month: typically every second and fourth Tue from 19:15 to 20:45 and every third Sat from 16:30 to 18:00. For the schedule and themes of upcoming events, keep an eye on this website's Events page or our Facebook page!

 

Our members come from all walks of life, united only by a common thirst for knowledge and debate.  As William Butler Yeats said: "There are no strangers, only friends you have not met yet."

 
 

A gymnasium for the mind.

Would you like to sit next to you at dinner?

 

Question the Answer.

 

Membership

We're cordially inviting you to join Economist Club of Hong Kong as a member. Members are those who would like to have a deeper level of association with the Club. Please follow the link for more details and fill in membership application form.