The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) in Hong Hong
Today, we live in a politically and ethically complex world that is both integrated yet interdependent, where decisions taken in one part of the world can, and do, affect developments in another. Within this context, The Royal Commonwealth Society in Hong Kong is as important today as ever. It is an organisation that interfaces two enormous but widely different communities, China and the Commonwealth.
- The Modern Commonwealth is a free association of 52 independent nations with historical links and shared values of democracy, rule of law, tolerance and diversity.
- With a population of 2.3 billion (nearly a third of the world’s total) and the majority under 25, it represents a very strong soft-power network, which the Queen has called, ‘A Platform for the Future’.
- One Family, One Language – it is defined by the Commonwealth Charter, biennial Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM) and quadrennial Commonwealth Games.
- RCS/HK Branch brings together citizens of Commonwealth countries and their Consuls General in Hong Kong. It organizes speaker lunches and interesting events (like Out of the Blue); an annual Charity Ball; Commonwealth Day celebrations in March every year, and an annual Essay Competition.