The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, said on Friday that she was saddened by the passing of Beijing loyalist Tsang Hin-chi, who died, aged 85, in his home town in Guangdong province.

Lam said Tsang was a successful entrepreneur who had supported the mainland’s reform and opening up.

“He organised Chinese at home and abroad to set up factories in the mainland in earlier years. He was a member of the Standing Committee of the 8th to 10th National People’s Congress, contributing to the advancement of the country. He was also devoted to charities, donating generously,” Lam said in a statement.

Separately, Goldlion issued an obituary, saying its founder had lost his battle with illness on Friday afternoon, but didn’t give details.

It also heralded him as an outstanding entrepreneur and a patriot.

Tsang was a former standing committee member of the National Peoples’ Congress and was widely known for his pro-China comments.
Last updated: 2019-09-21 HKT 02:10