Shi Wen-long


Shi Wen-long

Wen-long Shi ["Wen-long Shi" is alternatively spelled "Wen-lung Hsu". See Chi Mei's [http://www.chimei.com.tw/en/about_01.asp profile] ] (Chinese: 許文龍, "Shi Wen-long") is a Taiwanese businessman and the founder of Chi Mei Corporation, the largest maker of ABS resin in the world. Shi has been ranked among Forbes' World's Richest People. [Forbes. [http://www.forbes.com/static/bill2005/LIRN3P6.html?passListId=10&passYear=2005&passListType=Person&uniqueId=N3P6&datatype=Person Wen Long Shi & family] . March 9, 2005.] He was a chairman of Chi Mei until 2004, when he resigned as chairman, though he still holds significant stakes in the company and sits on its board. He is a senior advisor to President Chen Shui-bian and is known to support pro-Taiwan independence causes, a stance which has made him unpopular with Mainland China. [China Radio International. [http://www.china.org.cn/english/2004/Jun/97043.htm China Won't Take Money from Taiwan Separatists] . June 1, 2004.]

He claimed that no Taiwanese women were forced into prostitution during Japanese rule,as an opponent of comfort womencite web | url = http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70916FE3C5F0C718CDDAA0894D9404482&n=Top%2fReference%2fTimes%20Topics%2fSubjects%2fW%2fWorld%20War%20II%20%281939%2d45%29 | title = Cartoon of Wartime 'Comfort Women' Irks Taiwan | publisher = The New York Times | date = March 2, 2001] .

He is also an amateur performing concert violinist. [Forbes. [http://www.forbes.com/finance/lists/10/2004/LIR.jhtml?passListId=10&passYear=2004&passListType=Person&uniqueId=N3P6&datatype=Person Wen Long Shi & family] . February 25, 2004.] He founded the Chi Mei Museum, in which he collects several valuable string instruments made by Antonio Stradivari or Guarneri del Gesù.

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* [http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2005/04/03/2003248938 Hsu's letter a timely lesson for everyone]


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