A 'normal guy' from Nottingham, Paul Smith has built his fashion empire with quiet dignity and an all-seeing eye. Jing Zhang reports.Monday, 12 November, 2012, 9:42am 1 comment
You only need to be around Joanna Hotung for a few minutes to realise her enthusiasm for whatever she is undertaking. Whether discussing her work with children in the creative arts or bringing awareness of juvenile diabetes to the fore, her energy and passion is apparent.11 Oct 2012 - 3:22pm
FAREWELL TO FLORENCE I found the first half of my life much more difficult than the second half. My parents were Italian, my mother was a potter from Trieste, and I was born in Florence.17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
'I would call it all second to garbage,' says Robert Ho Hung-ngai, with a self-deprecating laugh, after an hour recollecting his life.
The journalist-cum-philanthropist, who turns 80 this year, belongs to the third generation of the Hotung family, the Eurasian clan that has left its mark many times over in the history of Hong Kong and, for a period, the mainland.27 May 2012 - 12:00am
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A foundation backed by a nephew of the owner of Ho Tung Gardens is making a last-ditch effort to save the heritage site before the end of the government's term.
Heritage Hong Kong Foundation submitted a research report to the government two weeks ago, its chairwoman, Margaret Brooke, said.7 May 2012 - 12:00am
A leading member of one of Hong Kong's most famous families says the city is becoming ungovernable owing to greed and government-business collusion and that it's an open question whether the new administration will make a difference.7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Few of Hong Kong's most prominent families and clans play themselves down as much as the Ho Tungs.
'You should not focus on me,' says Robert Ho Yau-chung, great-grandson of late tycoon Robert Ho Tung, once the city's richest man, and also the eldest son of Robert Ho Hung-ngai, who founded the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation in 2005.1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Two decades-old Chinese-style townhouses in Mid-Levels, owned by banker David Li Kwok-po and his uncles, have been demolished despite their grade two historic listing.27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
The government is making a last-ditch effort to persuade the owner of Ho Tung Gardens on The Peak to keep at least the facade of the historic mansion.8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am