Hong Kong industrialist and philanthropist, Tin Ka-ping, has died today atthe age of 99, his foundation said.
Born in 1919 in Dabu County, Guangdong, Tin headed to Vietnam andestablished a porcelain clay business in 1935.
Escaping from Japanese occupation, he started his business in rubberindustry in Indonesia in 1939 and later became a prominent industrialist.
In 1958, he moved to Hong Kong with his family for his children haveeducation in a traditional Chinese environment, according to the foundation.
The Tin Ka Ping Foundation, founded in 1982, strives to support theeducation sector and other charitable endeavors in the Greater China Region.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor expressed her "deepsorrow" at Tin's death, and hailed his contribution to the promotion ofeducation, culture, medical and social welfare in Hong Kong and themainland.
"On behalf of the Hong Kong special administrative region, I would like toextend my deepest condolences to his family," Lam said.