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Walking the Tycoons' Rope: How ambition drove a poor boy from Ningbo to compete with the richest men of Hong Kong and Singapore
by Robert Wang
Robert Wang fled the Chinese civil war as a child and came to Hong Kong with nothing. It was a harsh place in the 1950s but he was determined to rise to the top. With the 1997 handover to China approaching, and no one knowing what the end of British rule would bring, Robert hatched an audacious scheme to safeguard the fortunes of Hong Kong s richest tycoons - but swimming ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published 2012 by Blacksmith Books
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This is an incredible rags to riches story of Hong Kong attorney Robert Wang. As a young refugee from China, Wang and his family struggle in 1950s Hong Kong. They often go hungry and have to share already cramped living space with several families. In his late teens, Wang sees his friends travel overseas to continue their studies. Although not a top student, Wang applies himself to his studies and gains admittance to a college in the UK. But his financial troubles are far from over there. In fac ...more