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Vol 3 (AAC) No 7

Published 1st May 2010

Mike Hung

Chairman, Taiwan-Africa Industrial Development Association

Taiwan’s entrepreneurs are loath to let geopolitical concerns stand in the way of a good deal. In the 1980s, while the governments of Taipei and Beijing continued to clash over Taiwan’s sovereignty, Taiwanese businessmen evaded restrictions on investment across the Taiwan Strait by funnelling capital into China via Hong Kong and the BritishVirgin Islands. Eventually, Taipei grudgingly loosened its regulations.

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