Passover | David Chan: I want to be person who assists others in realizing their dreams
LY Holidays (HK) Ltd. and the Israeli Consulate General in Hong Kong held a Passover dinner on March 15 at the Jewish Community Center.Israeli Consul General Amir Lati, Christian leaders, communities, Rabbi Dr. Asher C. Oser, and other visitors were present.
"In China, Jews have been migrating since the Song Dynasty. Tens of thousands of Jews lived in Shanghai during WWII. As Nie Er wrote 'March of the Volunteers,' his piano teacher—a Jew—aided him in perfecting the composition." Amir Lati, the Israeli consul general in Hong Kong and Macao, made these introductory remarks during the dinner.
CG Amir Lati is a Beijing University alumnus who is conversant in Chinese. Israel and Hong Kong could become more friendly, according to Amir. "Together with Hong Kong, a global hub for finance, industries, and services, Israel, the start-up nation and a source of cutting-edge technologies in health care, fintech, agriculture, and telecom, can accomplish a lot, particularly now that epidemic restrictions have been lifted in many various nations," CG said.
The dinner's organizer, David Chan, is known as the "King of Buttons" in Hong Kong and was the first person in China to create modified hydroxypropyl potato starch (HPS) and its capsule products. He spent ten years developing a starch capsule made in China from potatoes in Inner Mongolia. CCTV spent ten days recording and producing a ten-minute documentary on his work.
According to the Belt and Road Initiative, Chan had invested about 200 million yuan for this project and he will invest 390 million yuan in the new factory in Ningxia and used it as a port to ship starch capsules to other nations. Chan established "Put the product's quality in the first place" as his initial company strategy. He is currently actively promoting starch capsules in line with his original objective and incorporates this idea throughout every aspect of production.
In order to enhance the cultural exchange among the public, Chan also founded the LY Holidays travel agency, which specializes in Hong Kong and Macao trips to Israel, because many Christians here have a dream of going to Jerusalem, so Chan claimed that he wants to be the one who assists others in realizing their dreams.
In fact, for many years, Chan has been using the proceeds from his travel agency to fund charitable causes, helping ordinary people to pursue their faith in the "Holy Land" at the lowest possible price. "My net income is zero, " Chan teased at dinner.
(1) The Jewish food at the dinner was also exceptional, with four cold and four hot dishes to share. Pictures are attached for your reference.
(2) Passover, also called Pesach, is a major Jewish holiday that celebrates the Biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery in Egypt, which occurs on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, the first month of Aviv, or spring.