Top industrialist dies

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 17 February, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 17 February, 2008, 12:00am

The 82-year-old honorary president of the Chinese Manufacturers' Association died after collapsing at a hotel in Jordan yesterday.

Eddie Lu Tseng-yung had also served as a member of the trustees board of Chung Chi College and as deputy to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of Zhejiang province .

Witnesses said he was accompanied by a woman when he was taken by ambulance officers from a room at the San Diego Hotel in Woo Sung Street, Jordan, about 3pm. He was then sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he died.

Born in Shanghai, Lu was a respected industrialist who migrated to Hong Kong with his father and brother in 1949, according to an interview last year.

He once worked as an assistant to former Executive Councillor Sir Sze-yuen Chung, before founding Afasia Textiles.

He was awarded a CBE in 1990 and was an active sponsor of both local and mainland education institutions.