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Y. K. Pao, My Father
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Y. K. Pao, My Father: My Father

Anna Pao Sohmen

Abstract

Sir Y. K. Pao (Pao Yue-kong), 1918–1991, rose from modest origins to become, by the mid-1970s, the world's largest private shipowner. 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 durin ... More

Keywords: World-Wide Shipping, Sir Y. K. Pao, Anna Pao Sohmen, Private shipowner, Hong Kong, Biography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083312
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083312.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Pao Sohmen, author