HKS Membership


The aim of the Hong Kong Society is to bring together groups or individuals with an interest in Hong Kong – be it social, cultural, historical or professional, the Society strives to be relevant to its members. A not-for-profit, self-funded organisation, the Society organises for members and their guests a wide range of events, including themed lunches, dinners, receptions, talks, gallery visits, cultural and sporting events, business forums, mentoring and networking opportunities. These are either free to members, discounted or charged at cost price. Many of these events take place in London but we also have regional activities in the UK.

Society members are drawn from all walks of life, most of whom have lived and worked in Hong Kong and retain an on-going interest in its welfare and prosperity. From the student and/or young Hong Kong professional living in London, to the expat who may have spent a few years or a lifetime working there – and everyone in between – all are welcome.

The Baroness Dunn is Patron and Nigel Johnson-Hill is the Chairman.

The current membership stands at about 700. The subscription is currently only £45 per year and this provides for husbands, wives and children up to the age of 25. The annual subscription for members over 60 is £30 and under 30 years of age is £25. Our membership year runs from 1st January – 31st December. Click here to join

Benefits of the membership include:

•    An active and interesting programme of Society events
•    Twice yearly newsletter about what is happening in Hong Kong
•    Special discounts and offers from company and individual members (hotels, restaurants etc). Details here
•    The ability to advertise at a discount, the services and goods of members to other members of the society at a discount.
•    Links for job finding in HK.
•    Opportunities to keep in touch with others with similar interests

The Society organises an active events programme every year including:

  • Annual Chinese New Year Dinner
  • Annual dinner in London with well-known speakers
  • Informal Chinese lunches in London
  • Visits, lectures, films, cultural events and gallery talks
  • An extensive Younger Members programme
  • A Society Polo Day
  • Access to HK Association events
  • Business forums, receptions and lunches
  • Jobs in Hong Kong Seminar, networking and mentoring events
  • Regional events in Scotland, the Midlands, Kent, Sussex, Dorset, the South-West and other areas where members live

We look forward to having you join us.

Please note:  Membership will automatically be renewed on the 1st January unless you inform us in writing that you wish to resign.

There are two ways to join the Society:

1: You can sign up using your debit/credit card by clicking on the PayPal link below. There’s an option to checkout as a guest if you do not have a PayPal account. There is no need to complete the membership form as the details you enter on PayPal will provide all the necessary details the Society needs for the membership, so please ensure that you enter your name, email address and postal address correctly.

You will receive a receipt directly from PayPal once your payment has gone through, which is usually within 5 minutes of payment. If you haven’t received an email, check your junk mail. Any problems contact the office at

Once the office has received the notification of your payment from PayPal, you will receive a confirmation letter of your membership by post.

SPECIAL OFFER: Our membership year runs from 1st Jan – 31st December inclusive. If you join now, your membership will begin immediately and the subscription will be extended to include membership for 2020. The membership renewal reminder for 2021 will be sent towards the end of December 2020.

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2: If you prefer to pay by cheque, please complete the Membership Application Form (PDF) and send it with your cheque made payable to the ‘Hong Kong Society’. There is no need to complete this form if you have chosen to pay with a card.

If you want to pay for the annual subscription by Direct Debit, click here to download the Direct Debit Form and send it to the Society’s office with the completed application form.

As a member of the Hong Kong Society, we will send you by email and occasionally by post details of our upcoming events and other relevant communications. You have the option to unsubscribe from receiving this at any time by emailing the office at

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