HKS Lecture

“Hong Kong Police: Inside the Lines”
Talk by Chris Emmett

Date:    Tuesday 12th November 2019
Venue: The Oriental Club, Stratford House, 11 Stratford Place, London W1C 1ES
Time:   6.45pm Cash bar, 7.15pm Lecture, 8.15pm Supper
Costs:  Lecture only: £10 (members) / £15 (non-members)
Lecture and 2 course Supper including wine: £42 (members) / £52 (non-members)


81eW-C4VqcL._US230_We are delighted that Chris Emmett has agreed to do the next HK Society Lecture.

Chris served with the Hong Kong Police for twenty-eight years, serving in several specialist posts. He worked on the Hong Kong-China border during the Chairman Mao era and did three tours with the paramilitary Police Tactical Unit, the Blue Berets. While in the Narcotics Bureau, he was part of the team that arrested the owner of Hong Kong’s most popular newspaper for dealing in twenty-nine tons of opium and heroin.

Chris has written two books about his time in the Hong Kong police force. His first book, ‘Hong Kong Policeman,’ was published in 2014. His account of the turbulent times of 1970s Hong Kong brings vividly to life the crime, prostitution, drugs, triad street gangs, and corruption that was an important part of the fabric of Hong Kong of that time.

51dryEZJZVL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_51lPFopD4rL._SY346_His newly released, second book, “Hong Kong Police: Inside the Lines,” puts you on the streets , alongside the Hong Kong Police officers who faced drug-runners, refugees, illegal immigrants, violent gangs and machinegun-wielding robbers. It tells also of a force that between the 1967 communist riots and the 2014 Umbrella protests, has dealt with social upheaval that even today, divides the city.

In 1998, Chris retired with the rank of Senior Superintendent and now lives in England’s Yorkshire Dales with his wife, Stephanie.

A cash bar will be available from 6.45 pm and for a short time after the lecture. A two course supper with Chris Emmett and Society members will be organised in a private room in the club after the lecture, finishing no later than 9.45pm.

This event is now fully booked, please contact or by telephone on 020 7963 9447 if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.


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