Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Li Ka-shing and other businessmen and politicians in Hong Kong in 2017. Photo: Handout

From plastic flowers to property and ports: how Li Ka-shing became a symbol of Hong Kong

The tycoon’s retirement from the global empire he built from scratch marks the end of an era

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Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Li Ka-shing and other businessmen and politicians in Hong Kong in 2017. Photo: Handout
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Peggy Sito

Peggy Sito

Peggy Sito is the deputy business editor at the Post. She was previously editor on the property desk and has won various news awards from the Hong Kong Consumer Council, the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong and the Society of Publishers in Asia.