Dr H P Wu – Managing Director / President – South China Iron Works

York Lo: H P Wu’s full name was Hsin Ping Wu (吳新炳). Born in 1894 and native of Kiangyin in Kiangsu province, he went to Tsinghua and studied in the US as a Boxer Indemnity Scholar, receiving his BS in electrical engineering from Cornell in 1921 and training at General Electric in the US.

From 1927 to 1937, he was the chief engineer of the electrical works at Tsishuyan(戚墅堰) in his native Kiangsu province before getting involved with China Motors and as Managing Director of South China Iron Works. [HF: Antonia Cheung suggests he was President of the latter. There may well be confusion in translating his status from Chinese.]

He died in HK in 1965.

This article was first posted on 28th June 2017.

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