About the Author
Born in China, raised in Hong Kong and educated in the United States, including an MBA from Wharton, Zheng Mingxun is a businessman and politician with an international career spanning many decades. His early working life was spent with U.S. multinationals on assignments in New York, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Manila and Hong Kong. In the 1990s, he chaired Inchcape Pacific Ltd., N.M. Rothschild & Sons (HK) Ltd., as well as the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Mingxun was active in politics as a Hong Kong legislator and a member of the Preparatory Committee on Hong Kong's return to Chinese sovereignty and since retiring from politics and corporate life has chaired the Link Real Estate Investment Trust. He is now a board member and advisor to companies in China and Asia as well as being active in the private equity arena.
Zheng Mingxun is the author's pinyin name in Putonghua. Like many in his generation in Hong Kong, he also has an anglicized name and is commonly known to his friends and associates as Paul Cheng.