Legend, China's biggest computing and technology group, is moving its PC division headquarters to Hong Kong in an effort to break into the global personal computer market. In a move expected by analysts to coincide with the return of Hong Kong to Chinese rule, the parent company of Hong Kong-listed Legend Holdings will merge some of its key operations in the territory and on the mainland. Legend Holdings general manager Lui Tam-ping and deputy-general manager Michael Ng Lai-yick have left the company. They will be replaced by mainland managers from Beijing Legend. Their places on the Legend Holdings' board also have been filled by mainland directors. Analysts at the New Century Group predicted the firm probably would become known as the Legend China Group. Legend Holdings said last week Yang Yuanqing, vice-president and general manager of Legend's PC division in Beijing, would move to Hong Kong. Two weeks ago, Mr Yang said last year's sales figures had shown Legend could be competitive in its home market and it was time to expand. 'It is Legend's long-term objective to become a well-known brand in the worldwide PC market,' he said. 'The first thing is to establish an office in Hong Kong and make it a stepping stone for international markets.' Legend already has signed a deal to supply PCs to the North American market. New Century said the company's parent, Beijing Legend, was China's fifth largest vendor in the mainland IT market last year.