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Louis Cha 'Jin Yong'

Hong Kong martial arts novelist Louis Cha Leung-yung, the world’s most popular Chinese writer, died on October 30, 2018, after a long illness. He was 94. In 1955, he published his first martial arts novel, The Book and the Sword, in the New Evening Post, under the pen name Jin Yong. It was an instant success and he went on to write 14 hugely popular martial arts novels, ending with The Deer and the Cauldron in 1972.

Li Ka-shing leaves his home in Deep Water Bay. The tycoon officially retired last year and relinquished managerial control of CK Hutchison, a conglomerate that had its roots in plastic flowers 50 years ago. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong no longer the face of Chinese capitalism

The departure of a generation of major business figures in Hong Kong – its original property tycoons – coincides with the arrival of the Chinese model of state capitalism on the global stage. The archetypal Hong Kong tycoon may never return.

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