He later formed a research institute for companies testing and promoting the use of TCM in animal treatment.
He called for people in all sectors in the SAR to gain a full understanding of the "one country, two systems" principle and "faithfully implement it".
He grew up in Pittsburgh, studied chemical engineering at Princeton University, and did his graduate work in MIT’s Leaders for Global Operations program. His early operational roles in pharmaceuticals, chemicals and electronics gave him a unique perspective as he joined Amazon as Vice President and General Manager of Operations in September 1999, at the peak of the dot-com bubble.
He has also established a cooperative with over 100 village artisans who can make 300 varieties of embroidery, including cellphone cases, cushions, caps and qipao - a traditional women's costume - all featuring his own designs.
He declined to address a shareholder question about Amazon Smile’s funding of the Boy Scouts of America.
He has appeared on Chinese TV and done a number of media interviews. I myself caught up with him on the phone from Stanford last month and have been exchanging friendly messages ever since.
He didn't give up, though. "I was young and enthusiastic," he said with a grin. It wasn't the first time he was told not to do something.
He is expected to lay wreaths at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and war martyrs monument on Saturday ahead of his planned departure by train for the marathon return journey home in the evening.
He encouraged ROK enterprises to take the opportunities of China's further opening-up and its economy moving to a high-quality development period to enhance cooperation with China and expand investment in China especially in the central and western parts of China.
He called for efforts to earnestly implement the central Party leadership's eight-point decision on improving Party and government conduct, requiring thrift and strict discipline for the session.