Tai-Pan

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Tai-Pan

A colloquial, Cantonese term for a business executive. It literally means "top class." The term originated as an expression for Western executives who did business in Hong Kong during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Cho Nam Kwan, 35, was fined PS35,000 for employing seven illegal immigrants at his Tai Pan restaurant in Blackstone Street, Everton.
Tai Pan, in Great Howard Street, and La Tasca, in Queen Square, also had cancellations.
Another travel agency offering trips to Saudi Arabia is Tai Pan Touristik, also based in Vienna.
Tom's MADE IN TAI PAN, success fulonhis chasing debut over this course and distance before beating subsequent Durkan winner Follow The Plan at Navan, sets a decent standard and, if fully recovered from his Leopards town exertions, when fourth to Follow The Plan at Grade 1 level, will prove difficult to beat.
Tai Pan chef Peng Xiao will be thousands of miles away from his wife Hua Xun, 26, and son Xiuhan Jian, age two, who live in the Liaoning province of North China.
Michelle spent six months travelling back and forth to Stephen Mak's Tai Pan Oriental Massage and Spa in Beijing to complete her training while looking into setting up her own business in Teesside.
We'd been to Tai Pan before and sampled the banquets.
A WEEK in Verbier, Switzerland, at Chalet Tai Pan costs from pounds 335, flying from Edinburgh from January to March.
There's no chance of going hungry because the Tai Pan is a great Chinese, and there's also a chippy, an Indian restaurant and a pizza place.