Annie Wu (businesswoman)
Annie Wu Suk-ching (Chinese: 伍淑清), SBS, JP, (b. 1948) is a Hong Kong businesswoman of Taishan, Guangdong origin. She is the eldest daughter of Dr James Tak Wu, founder of Maxim's Catering, and is a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
Wu has never married and has no children.
Wu is honorary president of Beijing Air Catering Ltd, the first sino-foreign joint-venture company to be set up in the People's Republic of China. She is managing director of private firm Hong Kong Beijing Air Catering Ltd.
Opposition to 2019 Hong Kong protests
In September 2019, Wu attracted attention when she criticised the pro-democracy Hong Kong protest. She drew praise from Beijing mouthpiece the People’s Daily shortly after competitor (in mooncake sales) Garic Kwok had been praised in Hong Kong but criticised by many on the mainland for supporting the protests, harming sales there of his family's Taipan Bread & Cakes brand. Later the same month, as "supervisory consultant" of the staunchly pro-Beijing Hong Kong Federation of Women, Wu took her views to the United Nations Human Rights Council, igniting protests directed at her father's Maxim's restaurant chain.
Other roles and awards
Wu is Chair of the Chinese History and Culture Educational Foundation For Youth and the Hong Kong Soong Ching Ling Children's Foundation Ltd.
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