When Michael Chan was given the job of promoting a brand of high quality paper to the local printing trade, he thought he might as well be trying to sell refrigerators to the Eskimos.
Interview Date: 2003/12
Let's be honest, talking about office photocopiers, printers and fax machines is about as exciting as watching paint dry. But sit in a room with Aaron Yim for an hour to discuss the subject, and his passion for office equipment, or "total document solutions" as he likes to call it, becomes contagious.
Founded in 1949, Sun Ming Hong started out in the Chinese medicine and herbal products business. Over the years, it tried its hand in the pearl business, marble, timber, dried seafood, and deer velvet, among others, but its core competence today is ginseng, and Chinese herbal and medicinal products.
Interview Date: 2003/08
Pouring out of lifts at the start of the midday rush, Hong Kong workers bounce lunch suggestions off each other: Noodles? Sandwich? Lunchbox? Pizza? Food court? And more often than not, Cafe de Coral features among the few brand names listed as options.
Interview Date: 2003/06
Goldjoy Shopping Paradise will open its doors in this summer to all tourists looking for a place to relax, shop and dine in the knowledge that they are getting the best value for money anywhere in Hong Kong -- all under one roof.
K C Lau often wonders what he would be doing if he had listened to his heart instead of his head after he was cheated out of his year-end bonus when he was 21.
Interview Date: 2003/01
Hong Kong travel agencies generally tend to stick to inbound or outbound tourism so that they can focus on doing what they do best -- either jetting tourists off to far, exotic places, or bringing in tourists to be dazzled by the wonders of Hong Kong. China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Ltd. (CTS HK) is among the exceptions.
Jeffrey Lam, 50, who is managing director of the company, said Forward Winsome helped pioneer toy and plastic products manufacturing in Hong Kong. This long history has enabled it to build up solid relations with many well-known toy companies.
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