Yue-Kong Pao

Montblanc gives longtime friend of the arts Cissy Pao Watari timely recognition

The spotlight was on Cissy Pao Watari last Friday at the Ritz-Carlton. She won this year's Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award.

Tuesday, 3 July, 2012, 12:00am

Space crusader

When Cissy Pao Watari returned from the US in 1992, she found her hometown wasn't a right environment for her to create freely. As one of the four daughters of the late tycoon Pao Yue-kong, she was not an unknown artist in Hong Kong as she used to be in New York.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Schools that blend the rules

For the past three years, mainland-born investment banker Yan Shen has been commuting weekly from Hong Kong to Shanghai, where his family has relocated. His three children are attending the YK Pao School there, and his wife and helpers have gone to care for them.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Liberties fears 'groundless'

People should not associate the cases of Xi Yang and Wang Dan with 'national security', Secretary for Justice-designate Elsie Leung Oi-sie said yesterday.

To try to dispel fears about curbs on civil liberties, Ms Leung told the Chinese Manufacturers' Association that international standards would apply.

25 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Wheelock loses legal fight

A marathon legal battle ended yesterday when Wheelock Marden & Co was ordered to pay 188.9 million Danish kroner (about HK$222.52 million) to a Danish finance firm for failing to provide full information before seeking loans from the company in the 1980s.

26 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Give Anson Chan chance, say expats

Chief Secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang should be considered for the job of chief executive after the handover, leaders of the expatriate business community said yesterday.

But the heads of 17 overseas chambers of commerce made clear their reluctance to support any one candidate.

14 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Sohmen's role is recognised

HONG KONG'S most prominent Austrian, Dr Helmut Sohmen, has been presented with this year's award for 'Overseas Austrian of the Year'.

The Swarovski Crystal-Eagle Award was presented to him last month in Vienna by the International Association of Austrians Abroad.

26 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Who gains from Ming Pao issue?

THE market had obvious reasons for dumping Ming Pao Enterprise Corp shares this week.

Revelations of an undisclosed criminal record by the chairman tend to lead to under-performance. Definitely the last thing a company which has under-performed the index by 30 per cent so far this year needs.

14 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Xinhua gets it all upside down again

THE photographs on yesterday's front page caused diehard British patriots to choke on their breakfast muffins. When Xinhua (the New China News Agency) put up the big flags for its China National Day celebrations on Wednesday night, it put the UK flag upside down.

1 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Back to the past for World

THE historic move by World International (Holdings) to resuscitate Wheelock and Co is part of a corporate repositioning at the group led by chairman Peter Woo Kwong-ching.

The Wheelock name, dating back to 1857 in Shanghai, is well known overseas and the Chinese name Wei Da Fung is well established in China.

29 Sep 1993 - 12:00am


THE $120 million donation from businessman Peter Woo and wife Bessie means the Sir Yue-kong Pao Centre for Cancer and the Lady Pao Children's Cancer Centre can now be built. The Woos are pictured with Hospital Authority chairman Sir Sze-yuen Chung (centre).

6 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Cissy in shape for solo adventure

COMPULSIVE seems harsh in describing Cissy Pao. But she uses that word in talking about herself.

During an interview the artist fidgets, tapping a slim foot or finger as if she hears an imaginary tune.

9 Mar 1993 - 12:00am