Li Ka-shing handed everyone a gift bag containing a box of chocolates and a thermos bottle, both bearing the name Cheung Kong, at his farewell yesterday.
The Chinese characters for Cheung Kong are the same as those for the Yangtze River, a metaphor for the company's embrace of diversification in the welcoming of small streams.
There were 18 pieces of chocolate in each red gift box. They were made by Horizons Ventures' Tru Niagen, in which Li has invested in recent years. Tru Niagen is well known for anti-aging products.
Li is reported to be personally taking anti-aging products of the company, and wanted to share them with shareholders. Li's Watsons Personal Care Stores also sell them.