The company, whose premier brand is The Peninsula group of hotels, traces its roots to 1866 and two principal cities, Hong Kong and Shanghai. One of the first three companies to be listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, HSH has been under the stewardship of the majority owners, the Kadoorie family, for much of its history.
Interview Date: 2002/09
Many a business success story has inspired an entrepreneur to strike out on his own. So it seems a little odd that someone would set up shop on the basis of a business idea that flopped.
You may not have thought about Shell on your way to work this morning, but chances are high that Shell was helping you make your journey in one way or another -- and I don? mean just the fuel or lubricants for cars or buses, says Andy Ku, director of Shell Hong Kong. "Even the road you were travelling on was most likely built using the bitumen that Shell produces."
For many Chinese families, the approach of the Mid-Autumn Festival conjures up images of picnics under the moonlight and moon cakes, and for Hongkongers, Wing Wah moon cakes are as synonymous with the festival as the woman that it celebrates, Chang'O.
It was back in 1992 that the personal computer changed Eric Chin's life. In April that year, he joined the Chamber's first Hong Kong Franchise Association mission, which was to the International Franchise Expo, in Washington DC.
Interview Date: 2002/08
Jardines originated in the late 18th century, in the days of the East India Company, which, by virtue of a Royal Charter, held the monopoly of trade between Great Britain, India and the Far East.
Interview Date: 2002/06
The Chartered Bank joined the HKGCC as a founder member just two years after setting up a branch in Hong Kong. The origin of The Chartered Bank -- the longest established bank in Hong Kong -- is steeped in the historical and political events in the mid-1800s.
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