The following document was withheld by the Clinton White House and was forced to be released by legal action. This document was given to DNC million dollar donors LORAL CEO Bernard Schwartz and Sanford Robertson prior to the August 1994 trade trip to China.
LI KA-SHING HONG KONG (phonetic: lee) Chairman, Hutchison Whampoa, Ltd. (since January 1981) Addressed as Mr. Li Li Ka-Shing, one of Hong Kong's most visible billionaires, controls several of the colony's largest companies, including Hutchison Whampoa, Ltd., and Cheong Kong Holdings. He has significant economic and political ties to China; his investments there include a joint-venture power station, a highway construction project, and a large contribution to Shantou University in Guangzhou. A member of the Basic Law Drafting Committee, Li has met with Deng Xiaoping and other senior Chinese leaders; their discussions on China's future and its relationship with Hong Kong after 1997 received wide press attention. Li's substantial overseas investments, particularly his energy and property holdings in Canada, have led to press speculation that he may leave Hong Kong after Beijing regains control of the colony. Li was born on 13 June 1928 in Guangzhou. He went to Hong Kong in 1940 and began his career by manufacturing plastic flowers. He made his fortune in Hong Kong real estate purchased when prices fell during the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. Li is a member of the boards of directors of the China International Trust and Investment Corporation and the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. He also sits on several civic advisory councils. Although, the Hong Kong press has described Li as honest and hard working, he was found guilty of insider trading after a widely publicized trial in 1984; he was not punished by the courts. 12 July 1990
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