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Y.K. Pao, my father

Author: Anna Sohmen
Publisher: Hong Kong [China] : Hong Kong University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sir Y.K. Pao (Pao Yue-kong), 1918-1991, rose from modest origins to become, by the mid-1970s, the world's largest private ship-owner. His Hong Kong-based company World-Wide Shipping diversified into property, hotels, retail, media, telecommunications, airlines and banking -- a hugely influential business empire at a time of rapid regional growth. A philanthropist with extensive international connections, Pao became  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Yugang Bao; Yugang Bao
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Sohmen
ISBN: 9789882208728 988220872X 9888083317 9789888083312
OCLC Number: 867740575
Description: 1 online resource (1 online resource (vii, 223 pages) :) : illustrations (some color), digital file
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Prologue : letter to my father --
Eldest daughter sets the standard --
Embracing different opinions, accepting opposite views --
The road to success --
Globalization --
Shanghai banking days --
Developing China's tourism and shipping --
Friendship with a man of vision -0- The unoffcial ambassador --
Education is key to a stronger country --
The goodwill ambassador --
Epilogue : never-ending memories --
Notes.
Responsibility: by Anna Pao Sohmen.

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Sir Y.K. Pao (Pao Yue-kong), 1918-1991, rose from modest origins to become, by the mid-1970s, the world's largest private ship-owner. His Hong Kong-based company World-Wide Shipping diversified into property, hotels, retail, media, telecommunications, airlines and banking -- a hugely influential business empire at a time of rapid regional growth. A philanthropist with extensive international connections, Pao became an unofficial Chinese ambassador at large, forging a strong relationship with the architect of China's reform, Deng Xiaoping, at the dawn of China's economic transformation and during the discussions about Hong Kong's future. Anna Pao Sohmen was at her father's side during important events and key meetings with leaders around the world. In this affectionate yet unsentimental account, she recounts the pivotal role played by her father at a key historical juncture and the balance he struck between Chinese and British allegiance, between business and politics, and between capitalism and socialism.

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This book is more than a memoir, as the subject lived an extraordinary life in an extraordinary time. South China Morning Post

 
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