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Canning Fok

Strikers right to put tycoon in the dock

Hundreds of striking dockers camp outside Cheung Kong Center, headquarters of Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing's company in Central. Photo: Sam Tsang

Striking dockers have beaten academic Benny Tai Yiu-ting to occupy Central. And they have even picked the perfect symbol of the city's so-called property hegemony - the Cheung Kong Center at 2 Queen's Road Central.

Wednesday, 24 April, 2013, 3:14am 12 comments

HK$100 million aid money is a proclamation of loyalty

Striking dockers outside Cheung Kong Center. Photo: David Wong

To give, or not to give: that is the HK$100 million question. Before we answer that, let's make one thing clear: the central government has plenty of its own money to handle the devastating Sichuan earthquake. It doesn't need donations to pay for disaster relief. Beijing in fact spurned a Japanese aid offer, saying it can cope without international help.

24 Apr 2013 - 4:06am 7 comments

Hong Kong dock labour dispute takes fight to newspaper pages

Dock workers and their families release balloons tied with slogans during a protest outside the residence of tycoon Li Ka-shing on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

Dock workers and the strike-hit port operator both placed advertisements in several newspapers on Monday as the labour dispute has stretched on for nearly a month.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Hutchison Whampoa attacks unionist lawmaker in first comments on dockers' strike

Slogans are daubed on the outside of a striking docker's tent at Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong Center in Central. Photo: Sam Tsang

Tensions over the dockers' strike rose further yesterday as Canning Fok Kin-ning, one of Li Ka-shing's top lieutenants, publicly slammed unionist lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan.

21 Apr 2013 - 6:28am 11 comments

Who said it?

All these charges, I deny them completely

Hosni Mubarak, the ousted president of Egypt, pleads not guilty to charges of murder and corruption

[The duty of] ensuring safety is as great as the sky, the responsibility as heavy as Mount Tai

Sheng Guangzu, minister of railways, in comments to the ministry's Communist Party secretary

4 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

School's 50th birthday evokes nostalgia for kinder, gentler days

Teachers today just aren't what they used to be, complains Albert Cheng King-hon with a sigh. The outspoken legislator became nostalgic while working to organise the 50th anniversary of Fuk Wing Street Government Primary School, where he spent his formative years.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

Victor Li waxes poetic in pep talk to youngsters

Cheung Kong (Holdings) deputy chairman Victor Li Tzar-kuoi is better known for being a practical man than a poet, as his people and associates would tell you.

But in a recent encounter with 13 members of the Youth Outreach crisis centre, he talked about dreaming the impossible dream.

27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

New delay puts Hutch 3G strategy in doubt

Investors won't pay Canning Fok's asking price for Italy unit

Hutchison Whampoa has shelved the long-awaited initial public offering of its Italian third-generation mobile phone unit, blaming weak market conditions for European telecoms stocks.

12 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Lai See

bearish citigroup analyst the butt of fok & co comic routine

Hell hath no fury like Hutchison Whampoa head honchos Canning Fok Kin-ning and Frank Sixt scorned.

27 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Decadence unmasked

Tycoons, socialites and politicians turned out en masse to the Grand Hyatt's Masquerade Ball to count down the hours to 2003.

6 Jan 2003 - 12:00am


Hopewell Holdings' Sir Gordon Wu Ying-sheung and Cheung Kong Group managing director Canning Fok Kin-ning put forward their views

26 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Hacks coil in wait for Fok packets

Lai See is sulking. Our Year of the Snake is off to a decidedly inauspicious start.

Despite the built-in hint that her name provides, she has yet to receive even a single red packet.

How depressing. That's why we've decided to go and listen to Canning Fok Kin-ning announce the launch of Metro Radio's financial channel.

2 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Cash-rich Fok opts for some luxury real estate

It was a great relief to hear that Hutchison Whampoa group managing director Canning Fok got that HK$206 million bonus.

At first Lai See feared his firm might try and fob him off with HK$200 million.

As it turns out, the amount Hong Kong's highest paid executive just took home was three times his firm's total management payroll of 1998.

1 May 2000 - 12:00am

Canning Fok Kin-ning made more than HK$206 million in emoluments last year

Hutchison Whampoa group managing director Canning Fok Kin-ning made more than HK$206 million in emoluments last year, according to the group's annual report, easily making him Hong Kong's highest-paid executive.

Mr Fok is believed to have taken home the lion's share of the HK$329 million in bonuses paid to executives in what was a record year for Hutchison.

29 Apr 2000 - 12:00am