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First reunion

 

The first "Hong Kong Night" was a trip down the memory lane for most of the 30 former Hong Kong-based correspondents who joined the reunion at the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) on Dec 8.

Distinguished and well-respected journalist Seymour Topping, alongside with his photojournalist wife Audrey, recounted their exciting experience from 1963 to 1966 as Chief Correspondent Southeast Asia of the New York Times, based in Hong Kong, and breaking the news of the onset of the Cultural Revolution. Award-winning editor/author William Holstein and former Hong Kong Standard journalist Yvonne Dunleavy also shared their memories of covering news in the 70s and 80s in the Pearl of the Orient.

Jazz guitarist Alan Kwan, native of Hong Kong, brought a touch of Hong Kong fervor to the jazz music together with world-class saxophonist Dayna Stephens and Swedish born, New York based bass player Lars Ekman.

(From left) Director of HKETONY Steve Barclay with Joost Schiereck, Yvonne Dunleavy and Mary Kissel.
(From left) Director of HKETONY Steve Barclay with Joost Schiereck, Yvonne Dunleavy and Mary Kissel.
 
Tim Ferguson and Yvonne Dunleavy.
Tim Ferguson and Yvonne Dunleavy.
(From right) Head of PR and Communications of HKETONY with Mary Kissel.
(From right) Head of PR and Communications of HKETONY with Mary Kissel.
 
Yvonne Dunleavy spoke about working for the English-language daily The Hong Kong Standard.
Yvonne Dunleavy spoke about working for the English-language daily The Hong Kong Standard.
Bill Holstein shared memories of covering the news in Hong Kong.
Bill Holstein shared memories of covering the news in Hong Kong.

 
Ann and Don Morrisson at the reception.
Ann and Don Morrisson at the reception.
Seymour and Audrey Topping recounted their experience in Hong Kong.
Seymour and Audrey Topping recounted their experience in Hong Kong.
 
Pete Engardio with Ann Morrison at the reception.
Pete Engardio with Ann Morrison at the reception.
Patricia Kranz and Charles Wallace at the reception.
Patricia Kranz and Charles Wallace at the reception.
   


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