In a word, as a holding company, we're profitable for our partners and stakeholders. That's our bottom line, and that's what we do.
In terms of specifics, any discussion of our activities must start with the disclaimer that we do not adhere to a predefined focus. We are interested in engaging in business and commerce that involves China (and have been doing exactly that for 40-plus years), but what that specifically entails at any given time is varied.
What does that mean? It means that we're driven by success, but always open to ideas.
To give an example, 40+ years ago, we got our start in the design, manufacture, and export of seasonal home décor. Along the way, expansion and acquisition led to our transformation into a holding company. From there, we expanded our reach into soft goods, specifically consumer apparel, working with names like United Colors of Benetton®, Calvin Klein Jeans®, AX Armani Exchange®, Sussan®, Rip Curl®, Tommy Hilfiger®, Byford® and others. We also engaged in children's products (specifically, Barbie®, Disney®, Sesame Street®, Mattel's Hot Wheels®, Snoopy® licensed consumer merchandise), while still expanding our consumer home décor activities.
Today, with our experienced management team intact, we're still involved in home décor, but have sold the other retail interests, and instead, focused our efforts on investment in the Greater China region and venture capital activities across a myriad of industries (including biomedical, formal menswear, e-commerce logistics solution provider, micro-financing and others). And we're always looking for fresh ideas that may lead to new directions.
The above should illustrate not only our broad capabilities, but also our willingness to adapt. It's been a key component in our history, and moving forward, will always be a large part of what we do.