Hong Kong Glove Manufacturers

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York Lo: Hong Kong Glove Manufacturers The glove manufacturing industry in Hong Kong began in the early 1950s and traced its roots to Shanghai. The number of players quickly increased from less than five to over 40 within three years and most of the growth was driven by export demand, particularly in the UK where HK manufacturers had preferential tax […]

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Ying Ngan-ting (應雁亭, 1909-1972): Gold Magnate and Umbrella Manufacturer

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York Lo: Ying Ngan-ting (應雁亭, 1909-1972): Gold Magnate and Umbrella Manufacturer Left: an old ad for See Loy Umbrella Factory – likely in the 1960s based on the description on the right which mentioned that it has been popular for over eight decades. Right: Ying Ngan-ting (right) with Kwan Yuk-chi (left) of Hang Lung Bank as the new vice chairman […]

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Shantung Guild (山東庄): Yee Tai Hong, Shun Tai Hong and Lee Yuen Cheung

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York Lo: Shantung Guild (山東庄): Yee Tai Hong, Shun Tai Hong and Lee Yuen Cheung The traditional Chinese trading firms in Sheung Wan are known as “Nam Pak Hong” or South-North trading associations and earlier on the website we covered some of the firms which deal with the “South” trade – trading with Southeast Asia such as Pak Wo Cheung […]

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Pokfulam Development Co Ltd (博富臨置業)

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York Lo: Pokfulam Development Co Ltd (博富臨置業) Pictures and bios of three founders of Pokfulam Development as directors of Po Leung Kuk in 1963 – left to right: B.L. Wong, Chan Chiu-sheung, Wong Cheuk-man (華僑日報, 1963-04-03) Earlier on the website we covered several real estate developers founded by merchants who served together as directors of the Tung Wah Group of […]

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Siu On Realty (兆安地產)

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York Lo: Siu On Realty (兆安地產) Left: Siu On Realty founder Lee Siu-lun; Right: Siu On Centre in Wanchai In late January 2020, low-key real estate developer Lee Siu-lun (李兆麟) passed away at the age of 98. While he was relatively low profile compared to his younger brother Lee Shau-kee of Henderson Land, his Siu On Realty was one of […]

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Hong Kong LP Gas Holdings (香港液體氣) and Shell LP Gas (蜆殼石油氣)

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York Lo: Hong Kong LP Gas Holdings (香港液體氣) and Shell LP Gas (蜆殼石油氣) In the 1960s, the major oil companies launched their liquefied propane gas (LPG) business in Hong Kong through partnerships with local firms such as Mei Fung Ltd which was the distributor of Mobil LPGcovered in the article about Taiwanese tycoon M.C Oung and the real estate developer […]

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From Thompson Wong (堂煌廣告) to FCB (博達廣告)

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York Lo: From Thompson Wong (堂煌廣告) to FCB (博達廣告) Formed as Thompson, Wong & Associates in 1971 by Peter Thompson and Jenny Wong, Thompson Wong was one of the four largest ad agencies in Hong Kong and has gone through a dozen English name changes (but only one Chinese name change) over the past half a century thanks to a […]

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Bunnan Tong (唐賓南): Business and Community Leader and his Enterprises

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York Lo: Bunnan Tong (唐賓南): Business and Community Leader and his Enterprises Left: Bunnan Tong; Right: Bunnan Tong and his brother and clansmen welcome Lee Chik-nung in 1957 at the Tong Chun Yeung Tong Clansmen Association. Left to right: Kannan Tong, Bunnan Tong, Lee Chik-nung, Tong Pik-chuen, Ho Yum-suen (WKYP, 1957-5-25) From the 1940s to the 1970s, Bunnan Tong (1903-1976) […]

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