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Encyclopedia > Lim Por Yen

Lim Por-yen (Chinese: 林百欣; Pinyin: Lín Bǎixīn) (1914February 18, 2005) was a Hong Kong media tycoon and banker. His company was Lai Sun Development (麗新集團, 丽新集团). His family was the biggest shareholder of Asia Television (ATV). Pinyin (拼音, pÄ«nyÄ«n) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to HànyÇ” PÄ«nyÄ«n (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


He was born in 1914 in the city of Chaoyang (潮陽, 潮阳) in Guangdong province, and his family moved to Hong Kong in 1931. He began his entrepreneurial career in the garment manufacturing industry in the 1940s. 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Guangdong (Simplified Chinese: 广东; Traditional Chinese: 廣東; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Kuang-tung; Postal System Pinyin: Kwangtung or Canton Province, Jyutping: gwong2 dung1), is a province on the south coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... // Events and trends The 1940s were dominated by World War II, the most destructive armed conflict in history. ...


In 1999 he was convicted of bribery in Taiwan. His appeal of this conviction was still under consideration at the time of his death. 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Bribery is the practice of offering a professional or an authority person money or other favours in order to circumvent ethics or other rules in a variety of situations. ...


He died in February 2005. By Chinese calendar reckoning his age was considered to be 93. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


 
 

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