Hong Kong’s richest man rewrites history

AS Watson, the retail arm of CK Hutchison Holdings controlled by Hong Kong’ richest man Li Ka-shing, is celebrating a 175th anniversary that’s not, Hong Kong shareholder activist David Webb has discovered. Watson seems to have change both its birth date and birthplace.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.