The chief executive, Chaoge, and the rich man, Chen Maobo, have both visited Saudi Arabia recently, opening up a great source of income for Hong Kong. In addition, the oil-producing countries in the Middle East are developing rapidly and the money is promising. Therefore, Hong Kong business and professional circles are also flocking to “nuggets”. , including “Wonder Woman” Weng Jingjing and her husband, He Youbiao, a descendant of the Ho Tung family. The goal is to enter the real estate industry, and they are also considering opening a law firm. She obtained a degree in Islamic law a few years ago and also studied Arabic, which will come in handy this time.
Strange woman Weng Jingjing (left) and her husband He Youbiao (right) entered the real estate industry in Saudi Arabia and are also considering opening a law firm.
Weng Jingjing, who is in Riyadh, told me that the Middle East is really full of business opportunities. In addition to the surge in foreign trade, the infrastructure is also developing rapidly. She and her husband He Youbiao (son of Ho Tung’s grandson Ho Hongzhang) mainly focus on real estate investment projects. Currently, Riyadh, Du The real estate development in Dubai and Abu Dhabi is very vigorous, the system is also perfect, and the potential is great.
She said that she will also study opening a local law firm, because He Youbiao is qualified as a British lawyer, while she is a practicing lawyer in Hong Kong and has a degree in Islamic law, so she can provide legal consulting services on the three local legal systems.
She obtained a degree in Islamic law many years ago and studied Arabic.
She studied Islamic law and learned Arabic, and it is finally useful today, which is very beneficial for her and her husband to open up business in the Middle East. I asked her, if she was studying these extremely unpopular subjects at that time, did she know that there was a prospect of finding a bank in the Middle East and prepared for it?
She replied: “Absolutely not!” It turned out that she saw the rise of Islamic countries and became more and more important on the world stage. She wanted to know more about it, so as to grasp the thinking mode and ethical value of Islamic society, so she decided to study its laws. Starting with the system, “Finding the truth was my biggest driving force at the time.”
At the same time, she wants to challenge the difficulty. She feels that she already knows the common law of Hong Kong and the mainland law. She really wants to know the third legal system in the world, namely Islamic law. For this reason, she went to Singapore and the International Islamic University in Malaysia for almost a year to obtain a formal degree. At that time, I often shuttled between Hong Kong Star and Malaysia 3 places, and it was very hard.
She then took an Arabic course at the University of Hong Kong, which took three years to complete. “Arabic is the three most difficult languages in the world, and the other two are Chinese and Sanskrit, but they are very useful for understanding the Islamic world.”
She married Ho Tung’s great-grandson Ho Youbiao (Stanley Ho’s nephew) in 2019, and now the “husband and wife file” is opening up “money sources” in the Middle East.
During this expedition to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with He Youbiao as a “husband and wife team”, she said that the knowledge of Islamic law she has learned is very useful for opening up business opportunities and dealing with local businessmen. “Islamic law prohibits charging interest, so transactions are different from those in Western countries. Borrowing and profit have a different concept, so insurance and banking operations are also different. If you know how not to break the law, you will be more comfortable.”
Weng Jingjing can be called a “miracle woman”. When she was a lawyer, she pursued the truth about the unjust case of a female model who was wronged to death. It involved Anson Chan’s brother, which became the blueprint for the movie “The Poisonous Tongue”. This time she embarks on a journey into the Middle East, and may create a new legend of “Arabian Nights”.
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