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Milestones

1942

The opening of Shing On Kee Watch Shop at 149 Shanghai Street, Kowloon marks the beginning of the success story of Emperor Group.

1949

Shing On Kee Watch Shop expands its retail stores.

1964

Observatory Watch Shop starts its operation at 499 Nathan Road, Kowloon. The queen of Asian films, Ms. Ivy Ling Po and Dr. Albert Yeung officiate at the shop's opening ceremony.

1965

Emperor Watch & Jewellery Company is set up on the ground floor of Jade Mansion at the junction of Nathan Road and Waterloo Road, Kowloon. Ms. Ivy Ling Po, the queen of Asian films and Mr. Dario Bera, the Managing Director of Omtis Ltd. are invited to be the officiating guests of the grand opening ceremony. Emperor Watch & Jewellery is also appointed an authorized retailer of Omega and Rolex in the same year and the year after respectively.

1967

Mr. H. Suter, former Swiss Ambassador to Hong Kong, Mr. Hans Brunner, former General Manager of Rolex Hong Kong Co. Ltd. and Ms. Betty Li, the queen of Asian films, officiate at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of Observatory Watch Shop.

1968

The grand opening of Emperor Watch & Jewellery (Tsim Sha Tsui Branch) at 81 Nathan Road, Kowloon has Mr. Samson Sun JP, MBE, the Honorary Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong & Kowloon Watch Traders as its officiating guest.

1978

Emperor International Exchange (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd. is founded.
The staff group photo is taken in the early 1990s.

1980

Emperor Gold and Jewellery Company Limited opened in North Point. Various celebrities and guests joint together to celebrate the occasion.

1990

The Group acquires its publicly listed flagship, now known as Emperor International Holdings Ltd.

Emperor International (Macau) Ltd. is set up to provide financial services in Macau. Officiating the ribbon-cutting ceremony are: Mr. Edmund Ho Hau Wah, the former Chief Executive of the Macau and a number of film and TV stars.

Showbiz celebrities Ms. Cherie Chung (2nd right), Ms. Brigitte Lin (2nd left), etc., are guests at the ceremony that marks the expansion of the Tsimshatsui outlet of Emperor Watch and Jewellery.

1991

The Group acquires another publicly listed company, Emperor (China Concept) Investments Ltd. (renamed as Emperor Entertainment Hotel Limited in 2005)
The picture shows Grand Emperor Hotel, a property under Emperor Entertainment Hotel Limited.


1992

The Group diversifies into furniture retailing and publishing business through the acquisition of :

  • Ulferts, a high-end furniture retail operation
  • Hong Kong Daily News, a widely circulated local newspaper
  • Hong Kong Daily Offset Printing Co. Ltd., an offset printing operation
  • Economic Digest, a well established local financial weekly

Emperor Group triggered its property development and investment in Mainland China by acquiring the site of Riverside Garden in Xiamen.

 

Mr. David Eldon, former General Manager of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd. and showbiz celebrities Ms. Cherie Chung, Ms. Brigitte Lin, Ms. Cheung Man and internationally renowned film star Dr. Jackie Chan officiate at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Emperor Watch & Jewellery Central Branch.


1993

Mr. G. Marshall, the former Deputy General Manager of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd., Mr. Yeung Shing and Dr. Albert Yeung, chairman of Emperor Group jointly officiate the topping-out ceremony of Emperor Group Centre.

 

Emperor Group gains the experience of banking operator in Cambodia.
The picture shows the Prime Minister of the State of Cambodia, Mr. Hun Sen presenting a Bank Licence to Chairman Dr. Albert Yeung.

 

The Group establishes Emperor Securities Ltd., the securities brokerage arm of the Group.

1994

Business and political tycoons officiating the inauguration ceremony of the Emperor Group Centre include Mr. Bob Hawke, the former Australian Prime Minister, Mr. Paul Selway Swift, the former Executive Director of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd., Mr. Zhang Junsheng, the former Vice Director of Xinhua News Agency (Hong Kong Branch), Mr. Yeung Shing and Dr. Albert Yeung, chairman of Emperor Group.

The acquisition of Fitto Entertainment Group provides the Group with a good foundation to diversify into the entertainment business.

With the setting up of Emperor Futures Ltd., Emperor Bullion Investments Limited and Emperor Gold & Silver Co. Ltd., the Group offers investors comprehensive financial services ranging from securities and futures brokerage to forex, bullion and precious metals trading.

The Group enters into joint venture with renowned local artistes to develop a sprawling commercial, entertainment and office complex called Emperor Star City in the famous tourist area, Yuyuan, Shanghai.
The picture shows the foundation-laying ceremony of Emperor Star City in 1996.


1995

Emperor Group Visa Card is launched in conjunction with International Bank of Asia.

 

Emperor Height at 5 Cox's Road, the Group's flagship luxurious residential development is completed.
The picture shows Emperor Height.

1996

Emperor (Happy Valley) Hotel starts business at No.1 Wang Tak Street, Happy Valley, Hong Kong.

 

Emperor International Exchange (HK) Co. Ltd. obtains a leveraged forex exchange trading licence.

1997

Emperor Capital Limited becomes an investment adviser registered with the SFC that is authorized to offer financial advice and corporate finance services to the financial market.

 

Emperor Foundation is founded.The picture shows a van the foundation donates to Heep Hong Society.


1998

The Group acquires interests in Global Food Culture Group Ltd. which operates a diversified portfolio of restaurants including Suishaya Japanese Restaurant and the popular G. Sushi bar chain.

The Group acquires Emperor Technology Venture Limited, another publicly listed company, through which the Group further diversifies into the fashion and marine product businesses.


1999

The Group launches Weekend Weekly, a leisure weekly and the precursor to the setting up of the New Media Group which specializes in the publication of infotainment magazines.
The picture shows the first issue of Weekend Weekly.

 

The setting up of Emperor Entertainment Group marks a turning point in the Group's entertainment business. Since then, the Group has made great strides in its entertainment business.

2000

The construction work of JC Place at Tuen Mun, a sizeable residential development is completed.

The setting up of Emperor Movie Group marks a new phase of the making film making business of the Group, accelerating the Group's development in the film-making industry.

The Group launches "New Monday", a teens magazine targets at reaching youngsters. It is now already a most mass coverage weekly in Hong Kong.

2001

Official establishment of the New Media Group which now publishes Weekend Weekly, Oriental Sunday, New Monday, Economic Digest and Fashion & Beauty.

 

"The Medallion", an international production of Emperor Movie Group starring Jackie Chan, commences production in Ireland, marking the Group's march towards the international film market.
The picture shows the poster of "The Medallion"

2002

Emperor Entertainment Group's new operation under the label "Music Icon" has a view to establishing itself as a local "signature" record label with emphasis on quality of music production.

2003

Emperor Movie Group releases a martial-arts-action-packed horror comedy, "The Twins Effect" which is one of the highest grossing film in the year.
The picture shows the poster of "The Twins Effect".

 

The delegation of the Hong Kong Performing Arts circle meets central government officials in the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in October to discuss the distribution of Hong Kong films in Mainland China.

The picture shows the former Chinese Vice President, Mr. Zeng Qinghong (left) shakes hands with Dr. Albert Yeung, Chairman of Emperor Group with the presence of international superstar Mr. Jackie Chan.

Central government officials meets Dr. Albert Yeung, Chairman of Emperor Group in the People's Congress of Hall in October.
The picture shows Dr. Albert Yeung, Chairman of Emperor Group with Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Qiao Xiaoyang (left) and Deputy President of All-China Federation of Trade Unions Mr. Zhang Mingqi (right).

 

The picture shows Committee of the National People's Congress Vice Commissioner Han Qi De (left) and Dr. Albert Yeung, Chairman of Emperor Group.

 

The picture shows former Committee of National People's Congress Vice Commissioner Professor Wu Jie Ping and his wife (left) with Dr. Albert Yeung, Chairman of Emperor Group.

2004

International Superstar Dr. Jackie Chan and the Chairman of the Emperor Group Dr. Albert Yeung have donated RMB $1.2 billion to set up "Jackie Chan and Albert Yeung Charity Foundation"; to help the deprived group in Mainland China.
The picture shows the cheque presentation ceremony, the President of the China Social Work Association receives the donation from Dr. Jackie Chan and Dr. Albert Yeung.

"Jackie Chan and Albert Yeung Charity Foundation" is announced to be set up in the press conference held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Mr. Qiao Xiaoyang, Deputy Secretary General of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, and Mr. Chen Zuoer, former Deputy Director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council are invited to be the guest of honor of the ceremony.

 

Dr. Albert Yeung, one of the founders of "Jackie Chan Albert Yeung Charity Foundation" as well as the Chairman of the Emperor Group, together with the Foundation Ambassador Ms. Joey Yung visits the sick orphanages in Fu Wai Hospital, Beijing in August.

 

The picture shows the group picture of donor Dr. Albert Yeung, Foundation Ambassador Ms. Joey Yung and rehabilitants.

 

The picture shows the Chairman of "China Association of Social Workers", Mr. Xu Ruixin meets the guests and 16 ill orphanages suffering from heart disease, the youngest one among all is only 6-month old.

Under the leadership of the Chairman Dr. Albert Yeung, the Emperor Group economic delegacy visits North Korea in November.
The picture shows the representatives of the economic delegacy, they are (from the left) Chairman Dr. Albert Yeung, Managing Director Ms. Vanessa Fan and General Manager of Precision King Limited Yanji Office Mr. Tiger Kam, took picture with the Korean government officials, including Vice-Primeminister of the Cabinet Mr. Ro Du Chol and the Chairman of the Committee for Promotion of External Economic Cooperation of DPR of Korea Mr. Paek Hyon Bong.

 

Dr. Stanley Ho, Dr. Jackie Chan, Mr. Nicholas Tse, Ms. Joey Yung and Twins officiate at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Emperor Watch & Jewellery's store on Russell Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

2005

Celebrating the 63rd anniversary, the Group organizes the magnificent "Emperor 63rd Anniversary Dinner" with the participation of political and business tycoons such as Dr. Li Ka Shing, Dr. Stanley Ho, Dato Dr. Cheng Yu Tung, Mr. Joseph Lau, Dr. Francis Choi, J.P., Mr. Charles Ho, Mr. Timothy Fok, J.P. and a number of others.

 

The Group establishes "Emperor Star City" in Yuyuan Garden Business Circle, Huang Pu District, Shanghai. The ground-breaking ceremony is officiated by Mr. Hu Jinhua, Consultant of the Office of Shanghai Municipal People's Government, Mr. Liu Lunxian, Vice Director of Shanghai Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee, and the EEG stars.

2006

The Grand Opening Ceremony of the Grand Emperor Hotel, Macau is officiated by Dr. Fernando Chui Sai On, Chief Executive of Macau, Mr. Francis Tam Pak Yuen, Secretary for Economy and Finance of Macau, Dr. Stanley Ho, Dr. Francis Choi, J.P., Dr. Jackie Chan, Dr. Albert Yeung, Mr. Hideaki Takizawa, Mr. Shin Hyun Joon, Mr. Andy Lau, Mr. Jacky Cheung, Mr. Nicholas Tse and Ms. Joey Yung.

 

Ms. Liu Yandong, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, and also the State Councillor, meets Dr. Albert Yeung, the Chairman of Emperor Group in Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in August 2006.

The picture shows Ms. Liu Yandong presents souvenir to Dr. Albert Yeung for amicable relationship.

2007

On 13 April, Dr. Albert Yeung, Chairman of Emperor Group visits Jilin province. The picture shows Dr. Albert Yeung shakes hands with Mr. Wang Min, Secretary of Jilin Provincial Committee (right).

 

Emperor Capital Group Ltd. is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd. on 24th April.

 

The Group sponsors the mega firework display and gala concert "Harbour Extravaganza", the major official celebration activity to mark the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR on 1st July. The picture is taken when Dr. Albert Yeung receives a souvenir from the officiating guest Mr. Gao Siren, former Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR.

Dr. Albert Yeung, Chairman of Emperor Group, is conferred Degree of Doctor of Commerce (Honoris Causi) by the University of West Alabama of the USA and wins World Outstanding Chinese Award from United World Chinese Association. The picture shows Dr. Yeung and Dr. Richard D. Holland, President of the university, at the conferment ceremony.

 

New Emperor Watch and Jewellery flagship store opens at 26 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsi. Officiating guests of the grand opening includes (from 2nd left) Mr. Hans Jakob Roth, Consul General of Switzerland in Hong Kong; Ms. Maria Sharapova, Russian professional tennis player and 2006 U.S. Open Champion; Mr. Zhou Jun Ming, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR; Ms. Joey Yung, Hong Kong's top pop artiste; and Mr. Andrey N. Smorodin, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Hong Kong.

2008

New Media Group Holdings Ltd. is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd. on 12th February.

 

Emperor Watch and Jewellery opens a new brand specialty shop at 8 Russell Street, Causeway Bay. The world's leading tenor Mr. Placido Domingo (middle) and Mr. Li Yundi (right), the famous classical pianist, are the officiating guests.

 

Emperor Riverside Garden Phase II is officially on sale and has received enthusiastic responses from investors all over the country.

 

Emperor Watch & Jewellery Ltd. commences dealings of its shares on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd. on 21st July.

 

Dr. Albert Yeung meets Mr. Wang Guoping, Director of Hangzhou People's Congress (middle), in a delegation visit to Hangzhou for investment opportunity. Dr. Jackie Chan is one of the delegation members.

 

Dr. Albert Yeung (middle) attends the Third Session of Annual Conference of Chinese Businessmen and is awarded the World Chinese Charity Award.

 

"The Second China Charity Conference" is held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Dr. Albert Yeung receives the "China Charity Award – The Most Caring Individual Donor Award" and shakes hands with Mr. Hu Jintao, the President of the People's Republic of China.

2009

Emperor Financial Services Centre opens at Shanghai Street, Mongkok. Ms. Louisa Choi, Executive Director of Emperor Capital Group (1st left), Mr. Michael Yeung, Managing Director of Emperor Financial Services Group (2nd left), Mr. Chim Pui Chung, member of the Legislative Council (3rd left) and Ms. Daisy Yeung, Managing Director of Emperor Capital Group (3rd right) officiate at the opening ceremony and launch the Group's latest television commercial campaign.

Albert Yeung Sau Shing Charity Foundation donates RMB 1,200,000 and co-establishes the "Albert Yeung Sau Shing Charity Foundation (Shun Ping) Elderly Service Centre" in Shun Ping County, He Bei Province with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the County. The photo is taken when Mr. Hu Chunhua (left), governor of Hebei Province, shakes hands with Dr. Albert Yeung and espresses his recognition to Dr. Yeung's repeated donations to the province and other area in China.

 

Japanese ramen and bento restaurant misocool opened its first outlet in December 2008 and, after only six months, opens its first branch on Stanley Street, Central. Officiating guests of the opening ceremony include Mr. Gilbert Yeung, founder of misocool (1st right).

To celebrate 10th anniversary of the establishment of Emperor Entertainment Group, large-scale projects including a retrospective exhibition, concerts, a singing contest, movies and stage dramas have been rolled out.

 

Emperor Watch & Jewellery sets up a Rolex boutique and Emperor Jewellery flagship store at 1881 Heritage in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon with an area of nearly 20,000 square feet to receive guests of discerning taste from all over the world.

 

"busy suzie", a robatayaki specialist, opens at Tsim Sha Tsui 1881 Heritage. Its modern and chic interior, authentic Japanese cuisine and historical architecture blend perfectly to create a brand new dining experience for customers.

2010

2010. The Group's latest Japanese restaurant "Mazter" opens at Paradise Mall in Heng Fa Chuen. EEG artist Mr. Leo Ku officiates at the opening ceremony.

 

"Harbour One", Emperor International's first residential real estate project in 2010, hits the market with a bang. Located in the Sai Wan seafront, "Harbour One" offers a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour to every single apartment and lies adjacent to MTR station (West Island Line expected to be completed in 2014). The picture shows the management of Emperor Group and guests celebrating sales success at "Harbour One VIP Night".

 

Emperor International proudly introduces another residential project "The Java" soon after the launch of "Harbour One". "The Java" is situated in a premium location in North Point. With the spectacular view of Victoria Harbour and a well-developed transport network, "The Java" has been very well received by the market.

Mr. Liao Hui, former Director of Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council of the PRC, meets Mr. Alex Yeung, Corporate Executive of Emperor Group in his office in August.

2011

Mr. Hu Jintao, the President of the People's Republic of China, visited "Albert Yeung Sau Shing Charity Foundation (Shunping) Elderly Care Centre" on Chinese New Year's Eve and sent warm greetings to the elderly and orphans there. The visit became headline news of Xinwen Lianbo on China Central Television on the 1st day of Chinese New Year, showing the government's recognition of the centre's service quality.

 

Emperor Group Chairman Dr. Albert Yeung (right) and Managing Director Ms. Vanessa Fan (left) meet with Mr. Chen Zhimin, Deputy Minister, the Ministry of Public Security of China.

 

"18 Upper East", another residential project of Emperor International Holding Ltd., is set to continue the success the company achieved last year. The photo shows Executive Director Mr. Donald Cheung and Project Ambassador Ms. Charlene Choi.

 

August 29, Minister of Civil Affairs Mr. Li Liguo (right) meets with Emperor Group Chairman Dr. Albert Yeung at the headquarters of Ministry of Civil Affairs.

2012

To mark the Group's 70th anniversary, senior executives and EEG artists pose in convertible sedans with a huge "70" symbol formed by over 1,000 staff members.

 

Emperor International rolls out 'The Prince Place', a premium residential property on Prince Edward West, and achieves a sales record of over 80% of total available units just on the first day of sales.

 

Emperor Group holds a gala dinner to celebrate its 70th anniversary, welcoming over 2,000 guests that include prominent politicians, entrepreneurs and entertainment celebrities at close to 200 tables. The event features an impressive lineup of performers, including world-renowned singer and songwriter Paul Anka, Asia's top vocalist Tsai Chin, and acclaimed French painter-performer Franck Bouroullec.

     

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