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Old July 26th, 2004, 12:01 PM   #41
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I heard some rumours mentioned that the bitch stole her husband wealth and become the richest women in asia.... is that true?

About Nina Wang:

Grand dreams of Asia's richest woman
Staff reporter

Nina Wang, now believed to be Asia's richest woman with a net worth estimated by Forbes magazine at US$2.4 billion (HK$18.7 billion), has been in an ambitious campaign to upgrade Chinachem Group since she took over her late husband's business empire after he was kidnapped and killed in 1990.

Forbes ranks the Shanghai-born businesswoman as the world's 123rd richest person.

Chinachem is today believed to be the biggest unlisted property company in Hong Kong, with as many as 200 properties in the SAR. But it was anything but a property powerhouse when Teddy Wang, who was 57 when he disappeared, took over his family's pharmaceutical and vinyl industries businesses.

In the early 1960s, before the start of Hong Kong's long property boom, Teddy established the Chinachem Group and started to build a business empire that consisted to a great extent of low-value housing.

After his disappearance, and since Nina stepped in as Chinachem chairman, the firm has developed a vast real estate portfolio that includes luxury apartment blocks, offices, shopping centres, cinemas and industrial sites, not to mention vineyards in Xinjiang.

The empire is also thought to include interests in Taiwan's second-largest shipping company, pharmaceutical companies in the United States, and Canada-based Playdium Entertainment.


Chinachem also runs meat-packing plants on the mainland and is one of China's largest importers of plastics, petrochemicals, rubber and animal feed, news services say. Nina's tenure has not been without controversy.

In 1997, almost on the eve of the Asian financial meltdown and the start of a painful slide in the property market, the group paid HK$5.5 billion for a beachfront luxury site at Repulse Bay. It was the highest land development price ever paid in Hong Kong.

Chinachem more recently outbid four developers last month to win a residential lot in Kowloon City at a higher-than-expected price of HK$1.01 billion and announced plans to build a luxury apartment block on the site.

In 1996, Nina Wang unveiled an ambitious plan to build a 518-metre, 108-storey office tower, slated to be the tallest in the world. However, the proposed project, to be called the Nina Tower, was rejected by government planners because of height restrictions.

Wang maintains her husband is still alive, despite claims by his kidnappers that they tossed him into the sea as their boat was being chased by mainland border guards.

His body was never found. In 1999, a court declared him legally dead.

Before Teddy Wang's death, Chinachem Group was well known for high vacancy rates at shoddily built property developments in good locations, such as Pictorial Garden in Sha Tin.

``But it doesn't matter for Nina Wang, because the value of the vacant flats has tripled from 10 to 20 years ago,'' a local property agent said.

``Whether she can successfully change the company's image to building quality properties has yet to be seen.''



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Old July 31st, 2004, 03:40 AM   #42
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Does the building U/C on the right look like Nina Tower? (photo taken from a HK transport forum)
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Old July 31st, 2004, 03:52 AM   #43
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yep hkskyline, that's the building! can't wait to see some glass on it. i be it'll look awesome!
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Old July 31st, 2004, 06:04 AM   #44
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thats looking great! i cant wait till its completed
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Old August 1st, 2004, 09:31 PM   #45
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Yes, construction of this one is taking a while...
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Old August 2nd, 2004, 06:48 AM   #46
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great update.................this project shows one of the most impressive designs.........
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Old August 2nd, 2004, 06:56 AM   #47
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I like how they're not just building one but two towers in the project. It's gonna looks so good with the class curtian wall applied.
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Old August 2nd, 2004, 06:59 AM   #48
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great update.................this project shows one of the most impressive designs.........

I'm not even sure whats exactly the design looks like..
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 03:49 AM   #49
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Hong Kong is always getting the good ones...
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Old August 6th, 2004, 09:15 AM   #50
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Some more photos from July :
http://www.pbase.com/akide/csp5&page=93





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Old December 5th, 2004, 08:17 PM   #51
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The Nina Wang story is quite interesting. Her husband was kidnapped and disappeared over 10 years ago. His remains were never found and he was declared legally dead. However, a battle began over which will was enforceable. The one Nina claimed was valid had all the assets going to her, while the father-in-law had a will that said all the assets would go to him. After a trial with handwriting experts to show which signature was valid, the father-in-law won. But the saga continues.
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very nice
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Old December 5th, 2004, 09:12 PM   #53
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Interesting story, and a interesting Tower! I Love it!!
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Old December 6th, 2004, 03:01 AM   #54
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The tower is not in the city centre. This means:
It will add no stroke to an otherwise better Hong Kong skyline;
It will not be seen by most travellers to Hong Kong; and
It will not appear on most Hong Kong skyline photos.
For such a tall building with such high investments, what a pity!!!
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Old December 6th, 2004, 08:31 AM   #55
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go troll elsewhere, nyewbie.
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Old December 6th, 2004, 02:16 PM   #56
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All visitors traveling from the airport to HK Island will pass this tower closely. Good reason to have a look over there later on!
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Old December 6th, 2004, 10:06 PM   #57
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Yes, all the airport buses to downtown will have to pass through Tsing Yi, then Tsuen Wan, and Nina Tower will be visible to them. Similarly, Airport Express passengers will see the tower since the alignment passes near Tsuen Wan as well. Even airplane passengers will be able to see the building if the plane descends into Chek Lap Kok from the east.
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Old December 7th, 2004, 03:06 PM   #58
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did not realise it was so far along
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Old December 7th, 2004, 05:51 PM   #59
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I just passed it yesterday, they were doing the crown part...didnt take any pics since it was dark already.
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Nina updates , taken on 11Dec2004 by me





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