I received, this morning, unexpected bad news that saddened me deeply. One of the daughters of my Chinese partner phoned me to say that he had passed away.

He started as my boss, in one of the largest Chinese companies in Hong Kong and Macao, where I lived and worked for more than 7 years.

He became a partner and a friend and our relationship has always been based on a solid friendship, mutual respect and complicity.

I admired in him his loyalty, joy and good humor, intelligence and wit and a special creativity to see further.

I was with him in China a few months ago and nothing would predict this sad outcome.

I'm really very sad and it's like a part of my past life that departs and that makes me more lonely.

May he rest in Peace and his family.