Hong Kong toy tycoon Lam Leung-tim with the rubber duck toy that made him famous. Photo: Nora Tam

Loyalty to China and cheap labour made Hong Kong toy tycoon Lam Leung-tim a mainland factory pioneer – with a yellow rubber duck

  • Company banked on joint ventures to bring in American toy lines and rode fame of its iconic yellow rubber duck
  • Son Jeffrey Lam recalls hardship days of hostels with hole-in-floor toilets on business trips to Dongguan, and factories with erratic electricity
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Hong Kong toy tycoon Lam Leung-tim with the rubber duck toy that made him famous. Photo: Nora Tam
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