David T. K. Wong — who started his working life as a dishwasher in a Chinese restaurant before becoming a journalist, teacher, colonial bureaucrat, international businessman, and a writer of short stories and novels — is a man of many parts. At the ripe old age of 89 he is publicly exposing for the first time — in Hong Kong Confidential — some of the shadier insider dealings in the colonial administration during the governorship of Sir Murray MacLehose.
He is currently working on the fourth volume of his family memoirs, dealing with the goings-on in the Hong Kong commercial sector during the 1980s when he was the managing director of Li & Fung, an international trading company.
He is the founder of the annual David T. K. Wong Fellowship in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in the UK. He is now resident in Malaysia.
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