Hutchison Whampoa is a Fortune 500 company and one of Hong Kong’s largest listed companies. It is 49.97 per cent owned by the Cheung Kong Group, a property company. Hutchison’s origins date back to two companies founded in the 19th century – Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock, established in 1863 by British merchant John Duflon Hutchison, and Hutchison International in 1877. In 1977, Hutchison became Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. Its operations include ports, with operations across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, property and hotels, retailing through AS Watson & Co, PARKnSHOP supermarkets, Fortress electrical appliance stores, telecommunications through Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd. It is also involved in infrastructure through its infrastructure arm, Cheung Kong Infrastructure, and has an interest in Hongkong Electric Holdings (HEH), the sole electricity supplier to Hong Kong Island and Lamma Island. Hutchison is also a major shareholder of Husky Energy, one of Canada’s largest energy and energy related companies. It is headed by Li Ka-shing, Asia’s wealthiest man, who has been nicknamed “Superman” because of his investment prowess.
Buy a chocolate bunny and give children from poor families a taste of the good life
Every Easter, the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children and chocolatier Lindt join forces for kids in low-income families or homes affected by domestic violence or abuse by raising money through the sale of its gold chocolate bunnies. This year is no exception. Since March 20 and continuing until April 16, HK$5 from the sale of the gold-foiled chocolate rabbits, which cost HK$58, will go to the charity.
To give the campaign an extra punch, the society will set up a booth at Kowloon Tong's Festival Walk mall tomorrow, which will continue until Monday. In addition to selling the gold bunnies, they will also accept donations.
The chocolate rabbit is hard to resist and it's such a small cost, but for such a good cause. They are now available at various department stores and chain retail outlets, including the Great Food Hall, Taste, Jason's The Market Place and selected Watsons. For more information, call 2238 0800 or 2526 5829.