It's usually "like father, like son", but in the case of Jeb Bush's eldest son, George P. Bush, it was the younger generation who paved the way, rubbing shoulders with Hong Kong's top movers and shakers more than a decade ago. In 2001, the then 25-year-old law student George Prescott Bush came to Hong Kong for an eight-week stint at a law firm. The younger Bush made quite an impression, meeting up on several occasions with then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa and striking up friendships with key influencers. "I've met Tung Chee-hwa on several occasions, Richard and Victor Li and Li Ka-shing," he told the Post at the time. "In fact, I have developed a relationship with Richard and Victor. They are really pleasant guys, really down to earth and we have been talking back and forth about several issues. It's just really good to get a different perspective on things." It was the deep-rooted links that the Bush dynasty has with Hong Kong that made those meetings possible, with his grandfather, former president George H.W. Bush, arranging those get-togethers. The apple certainly doesn't fall far from the tree as George P. Bush turned his focus to politics in 2012 when he announced his intention to run for the position of Texas land commissioner, which he won last year. The move into politics came after stints as a primary school teacher, lawyer, US navy reserve officer and real estate investor. Now 39 and married with two children, he speaks fluent Spanish like his father and while he is settled in the US, he probably remembers his time in Hong Kong fondly, given his impressions in 2001. "It's a fascinating city, plus you're close to everywhere else ... And as far as work is concerned, it really is competitive. Its pace rivals New York or Los Angeles," he said.