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From Deng’s despair to rebirth under Xi – and how I felt about buying (and selling) the SCMP: the Robert Kuok memoirs

In the final excerpt of Robert Kuok’s memoirs, the tycoon remembers how Taiwan hung like a dark cloud over his meeting with Deng Xiaoping, his stint as a media mogul and China’s spiritual rejuvenation under Xi Jinping.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

In the final excerpt of Robert Kuok’s memoirs, the tycoon remembers how Taiwan hung like a dark cloud over his meeting with Deng Xiaoping, his stint as a media mogul and China’s spiritual rejuvenation under Xi Jinping.

From Deng’s despair to rebirth under Xi – and how I felt about buying (and selling) the SCMP: the Robert Kuok memoirs
How I launched Malaysia’s national shipping line (and what Genghis Khan had to do with it): the Robert Kuok memoirs

In the fifth extract from Robert Kuok’s memoir, the Malaysian-born tycoon reveals how patriotism drove him to launch the country’s national shipping line and how he drew inspiration from the Mongol warrior.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

In the fifth extract from Robert Kuok’s memoir, the Malaysian-born tycoon reveals how patriotism drove him to launch the country’s national shipping line and how he drew inspiration from the Mongol warrior.

How I launched Malaysia’s national shipping line (and what Genghis Khan had to do with it): the Robert Kuok memoirs
Chinese – the most amazing economic ants on earth: the Robert Kuok memoirs

In the fourth extract of Robert Kuok’s memoir, he considers Chinese immigrants. Not only are these unsung heroes hungry, eager and willing to ‘eat bitterness’ – they have cultural strength in the marrow of their bones.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

In the fourth extract of Robert Kuok’s memoir, he considers Chinese immigrants. Not only are these unsung heroes hungry, eager and willing to ‘eat bitterness’ – they have cultural strength in the marrow of their bones.

Chinese – the most amazing economic ants on earth: the Robert Kuok memoirs
Malaysia-Singapore Airlines – the Siamese twins set for separation: the Robert Kuok memoirs

In this extract from Robert Kuok’s memoir, he recalls moving from shipping to the aviation industry – and a turbulent journey as chairman of Malaysia-Singapore Airlines

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

In this extract from Robert Kuok’s memoir, he recalls moving from shipping to the aviation industry – and a turbulent journey as chairman of Malaysia-Singapore Airlines

Malaysia-Singapore Airlines – the Siamese twins set for separation: the Robert Kuok memoirs
‘Devils’ to friends – how China’s communists won over Malaysian PM Tunku; Hussein Onn clung to race-based politics: the Robert Kuok memoirs

In the second extract from Robert Kuok’s memoir, he recalls his access to Malaysian leaders: Tunku Abdul Rahman had a ‘bee in the bonnet’ over communism, Hussein Onn wouldn’t give up race-based politics

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

In the second extract from Robert Kuok’s memoir, he recalls his access to Malaysian leaders: Tunku Abdul Rahman had a ‘bee in the bonnet’ over communism, Hussein Onn wouldn’t give up race-based politics

‘Devils’ to friends – how China’s communists won over Malaysian PM Tunku; Hussein Onn clung to race-based politics: the Robert Kuok memoirs
My mother and Mao, Singapore taxes and the rise of Hong Kong property: the Robert Kuok memoirs

In the debut instalment of six extracts from the first-ever memoir of Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok, reproduced exclusively here, he recalls how mother shaped his views of China, and why he left Singapore and Malaysia for Hong Kong.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

In the debut instalment of six extracts from the first-ever memoir of Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok, reproduced exclusively here, he recalls how mother shaped his views of China, and why he left Singapore and Malaysia for Hong Kong.

My mother and Mao, Singapore taxes and the rise of Hong Kong property: the Robert Kuok memoirs