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Thriller writer heads for HKU
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update on Friday, February 18, 2011

Thriller writer heads for HKU

The University of Hong Kong's (HKU) Chinese Study Society is hosting a talk by Chinese novelist Yang Hengjun, the former diplomat whose book Fatal Weakness - a spy thriller about double-dealing and government corruption - earned him high praise and notoriety. Yang will question whether the changes in post-handover Hong Kong are still consistent with the "one country, two systems" principle's 50-year clause. The talk, in Putonghua, is set for February 22 from 6.20pm to 8.30pm, main library. Visit for more information.

Actors tackle abuse of power

The HKU Drama Club's annual performance this year addresses the thorny topics of official abuse and child murder, the latter of which came to the fore last summer after a group of kindergarten children were slaughtered by a deranged man in northwest China. The play will be staged on February 24 at 7.30pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre. Tickets, available at, are priced at HK$60 for members, HK$60 for non-members. Visit for details.

Investment Club on the money

In an effort to brush up on its finance knowledge, Baptist University's Investment Club will be making a field visit next week to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority office at IFC 2, above Hong Kong station on the MTR. The visit, set for March 1 at 3pm, is limited to a maximum of 20 club members, so sign up quickly. For details, visit

New steering committee takes reins

The University of Hong Kong's Social Service Group is hosting an inauguration ceremony to mark the appointment of its new steering committee. All members are welcome to attend the event, during which formal wear is required. It is scheduled for February 25, 8pm to 9.30pm, at Wong Chue Ming, T5. Visit for more information.Do you have student or association news you'd like to share with us? Look for Fuel Editorial on Facebook, or e-mail us at

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