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Vol 4 (AAC) No 5

Published 1st March 2011

Jen-Chih 'Robert' Huang

Chief Executive Officer, Mpisi 74

South Africa has been a land of opportunity and peril for Taiwan’s Robert Huang, an essential link in a series of deals connecting Asian companies to the presidential family. He first arrived in 1992, joining the country’s large Taiwanese and Cantonese communities, which pre-date recent mainland Chinese immigration by decades. Huang chased his fortune by importing sea cucumbers from Mozambique. He then exported goods to China after it resumed trade with South Africa in 1993.

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