Vice-premier pays tribute to philanthropist

Updated: 2018-07-19 07:29

By He Shusi in Hong Kong(HK Edition)

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Han praises Tin Ka-ping's devotion to country, contribution to public welfare

Vice-premier pays tribute to philanthropist

Vice-Premier Han Zheng paid tribute to renowned Hong Kong philanthropist Tin Ka-ping and sent a wreath to Tin's family to extend his deep condolences.

Tin, a renowned philanthropist and prominent industrialist, passed away in the city at the age of 99 on July 10. He was born on Nov 20, 1919.

Han - a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China - expressed his respect for Tin's lifelong love for the country and for Hong Kong, and his enthusiasm for public welfare.

Tin devoted himself to industrial development and made great contributions to promoting education in the country, the vice-premier said.

The endeavors Tin initiated will continue and his philanthropic spirit will live forever and benefit future generations, Han said in his message of condolences.

His message was delivered to Tin's family by officials from the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Tuesday.

Joining Han, Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan also sent a wreath and paid her respects to Tin.

Vice-premier pays tribute to philanthropist

Born in Guangdong province, Tin moved to Hong Kong in 1958. He was successful in the chemicals business in his early days and later made a fortune in real estate. He devoted his life to promoting the development of charities, donating 80 percent of his total assets to different fields, especially education.

So far, the charity foundation Tin set up in 1982 has funded 318 education institutions, more than 1,800 rural libraries, 29 hospitals and about 130 bridges and roads across 34 provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions and SARs in China.

(HK Edition 07/19/2018 page4)