HK billionaire Joseph Lau swears at a man in Windsor House in Causeway Bay who ‘blocks his way’ and asks security guards to remove him


25th December 2022 – (Hong Kong) Joseph Lau Luen-hung is a Hong Kong billionaire. Lau is the former chairman of property developer Chinese Estates. He is an avid art and wine collector. His fortune is estimated by Forbes at $13.3 billion as of September 2021. In 2014, he became a convicted felon and fugitive in Macau.

Lau and his ex-girlfriend Lui Lai-kwan together with 3 bodyguards recently appeared in Windsor House in Causeway Bay. Although Lau was wearing a mask, he was instantly recognised by passers-by. He was wearing a light blue suit at the time of the incident. During the period, a man was squatting under a pillar in a corner of the shopping mall. When Lau saw him, he asked loudly, “Why are you sitting here?”

The incident happened to be witnessed and photographed by a passer-by. Lau and his ex-girlfriend had walked past the man but returned to question him and said he was ‘blocking his way’. He even swore and him and said, ” Do you know that you are XXXX blocking my way? Go away! Do I need to get someone to kick you out? Why are you blocking the way?” Several security guards then arrived to remove him from the mall. His ex-girlfriend just stood there without uttering a word.

The reunion with the ex-girlfriend after 8 years also became the talk of the town. The two have been dating for many years. Lui gave birth to the eldest daughter in 2002, and the younger son in 2010. Lau published in the newspaper in 2016 that he and Lui had officially broken up in 2014.

In September 1987, Chinese Estates acquired two properties from Hongkong Land, Windsor House and Harcourt House, for HK$2.38 billion. Windsor House was said to constitute $1.6 billion of this sum. The retail podium was renovated in 1992. At this time the first to ninth floors of the office tower, which had been vacated by the Inland Revenue Department, were converted to dining and entertainment use.