Peter Wong Man-kong, Hong Kong entrepreneur and deputy to the National People's Congress (PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)
HONG KONG - Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor expressed sorrow over the death of local businessman Peter Wong Man-kong who died on Monday evening at the age of 70, according to a government press release issued on Tuesday.
I was grieved to learn of his sudden passing. On behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family
Carrie Lam, HKSAR Chief Executive
Lam said Wong, a deputy to the National People’s Congress from Hong Kong, was a patriotic entrepreneur who actively invested in the mainland since the beginning of the country’s reform and opening up, the press release reads.
"I was grieved to learn of his sudden passing. On behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family," Lam said.
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Wong contributed to the nation’s development and promoted the expansion of Hong Kong’s commerce and trade in the mainland, Lam said.
He took up the NPC role in 1993 and was actively involved in the preparatory work for Hong Kong’s return to the motherland.
Wong was also enthusiastic in serving the community and made significant contributions to education, youth development and cultural exchanges between the mainland and Hong Kong, she added
He was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2003.
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