Mourning a patriot
何鸿燊:“叫我‘爱国企业家’,我很中意。”
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BY wangxingwei from 21st Century
Published 2020-05-29
Stanley Ho Hung-sun was known for his generosity and patriotic spirit. VCG
导读:2020年5月26日,港澳闻名爱国企业家何鸿燊去世,走完了他98年的人生旅程。贯穿何鸿燊终身的,除了满满的传奇色彩,还有“勤力”以及“爱国”这两个他独爱讲的词。

Tributes have poured in from across China mourning the passing of Stanley Ho Hung-sun.
全国各地都在向何鸿燊去世致哀。

The entrepreneur, well-known for the wealth generated by his casinos, passed away on May 26. But Ho’s contribution to wider society and his ambitious ideas went far beyond the gambling table. He was also well-respected for his achievements in many areas, including being one of the first entrepreneurs to invest in the Chinese mainland when the nation started reform and opening-up in the 1970s.
这位以开设赌场发家致富的闻名企业家于5月26日去世。但何鸿燊对社会的奉献及其雄心勃勃早就逾越了赌桌。他在很多范畴都有所成果,受人尊重,比方,他是上世纪70年代最早呼应国家改革开放、前来内地出资的企业家之一。

He was also known for his generosity to charities and donating money to build schools.
他还以热心慈悲、捐款建校著称。

“He taught us … to give back to society, to appreciate our heritage and, most of all, to be patriotic to our country,” read the statement on behalf of Ho’s family.
“他教训咱们……取诸社会,用诸社会;他亦时间耳提面命咱们爱惜咱们的文化传统,爱咱们的国家,”何氏宗族的声明中如此写道。

In November 2019, Ho donated a red bronze horse head statue – a long-lost national cultural relic that he paid over 63 million yuan for at an auction –to the National Cultural Heritage Administration to mark the 20th anniversary of Macao’s return to China.
2019年11月,为留念澳门回归二十周年,何鸿燊向国家文物局捐献了一尊圆明园马首铜像,此前,何鸿燊在一场拍卖会上以6300万人民币购入这件丢失多年的国家文物。

In 2007, to mark the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland, Ho donated five priceless works of art to the National Museum.
2007年,为留念香港回归十周年,何鸿燊向国家博物馆捐献了5件宝贵艺术品。

Speaking at the donation ceremony, Ho said that he had witnessed the successful implementation of the “one country, two systems” in both the Hong Kong and Macao SARs, and as a Chinese citizen, he looked forward to the peaceful reunification of his country.
他在捐献典礼上表明,自己亲眼目睹了“一国两制”在港澳的成功实践。作为中国人,他期盼祖国赶快完成和平统一。

Macao Chief Executive Ho Iatseng also sent a letter of condolence to Ho’s family expressing his deepest regrets and commending Ho’s lifelong dedication to public welfare and his significant contribution to Macao’s prosperity and stability.
澳门特别行政区行政长官贺一诚也致唁函慰劳何鸿燊亲属,谨表深切哀悼,他赞扬何鸿燊终身乐善好施,关怀社会公益事业,为澳门昌盛安稳做出了重要奉献。

Ho held many titles in his lifetime, including member of the Standing Committee of the 9th, 10th and 11th National Committees of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. But he once said his favorite title is “patriotic entrepreneur”.
何鸿燊终身中具有很多头衔荣誉,曾任第九届至第十一届全国政协常委。但他曾说,自己最喜欢的荣誉是“爱国企业家”。

(Translator & Editor: Wang Xingwei AND Ji Yuan)
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辞海拾贝
Mourning  哀悼
   
Entrepreneur  企业家
Casinos  赌场
   
Gambling table  赌桌
Invest  出资
   
Generosity  大方
Heritage  传统
   
Patriotic  爱国的
Auction  拍卖会
   
Implementation  施行
Commending  称誉