Taxi Romeo suspect kisses job goodbye

Top News | Amy Nip 13 Jul 2020

The chief financial officer of a listed firm has stepped down after he was linked to a viral video showing a man becoming intimately involved with a woman in a taxi.

Times China Holdings, a mainland property developer, announced yesterday that Wong Wing-nin had resigned on Friday.

The company did not outline the reasons behind the decision but, according to a memo to staff, Wong's behavior breached company values. The firm said vice president and executive director Niu Jinmin has filled the CFO position.

The viral video shows a man cuddling and kissing a woman in a cab en route from Sai Wan to Kowloon.

In it the man takes off his mask shortly after the pair board the taxi, then pulls off his companion's mask to kiss her. The woman also lays on the man's lap for a minute before sitting back up.

The incident sparked discussions online, with web users alleging the man was Wong and "Times China" becoming a popular Google search term.

Wong had a brief stint as CFO - he was appointed in July last year - at age 42. He was the head of corporate finance and assistant president of the group.

The developer said Wong had over two decades of working experience in finance, portfolio management and executive management. Prior to joining the company in 2015, he was the principal head of Silverhorn asset management and US GMT Capital.

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