James Wu

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Dr James Tak Wu, GBS (Chinese: 伍沾德) is a Hong Kong businessman. He is a founder of Maxim's Catering, a major subsidiary of Dairy Farm International Holdings Ltd., he helped co-founded and helped establish a chain of operates restaurants, night clubs, fast food outlets, cake and coffee shops, institutional catering units and theaters throughout the Hong Kong/SAR Region.


With ancestry from Taishan, Guangdong, he was born in the United States[citation needed] and educated in Guangdong, James Tak Wu graduated from Lingnan University in Guangzhou in 1947. He and his brother, S.T. Wu, built Maxim's Catering in Kowloon, Hong Kong in 1956.[1]


  • The Dr and Mrs James Tak Wu Award for Outstanding Service (Lingnan University; established 1998)


He is the father of Annie Wu Suk-ching, a Hong Kong businesswoman and entrepreneur[2]


Dr James Tak Wu is currently Honorary Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Development & Planning Council, whose focus is on nurturing professional management talent for Southern China.


  • He holds Honorary Doctorates from the Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou and Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • In 2009, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong SAR Government.
  • He was named "Honorary Citizen of Guangzhou" by the municipal government of his native Guangzhou in 2003.


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Order of precedence
Preceded by
Alice Tai
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Hong Kong order of precedence
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Succeeded by
Frederick Ma
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star