Wen-long Shi (Chinese: 許文龍; pinyin: Xǔ Wénlóng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Khó͘ bûn-liông; born 1928, Tainan Prefecture, Japanese-era Taiwan) 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. 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.
Shi was a senior advisor to Chen Shui-bian during his presidency and is known to support pro-Taiwan independence causes, a stance which has made him unpopular with mainland China. He has claimed that Taiwanese women who acted as comfort women during Japanese rule were not forced to do so, which created much controversy.
Notes and references
- Wen-long Shi is alternatively spelled Wen-lung Hsu. See Chi Mei's profile
- Forbes. Wen Long Shi & family. March 9, 2005.
- China Radio International. China Won't Take Money from Taiwan Separatists. June 1, 2004.
- Landler, Mark (March 2, 2001). "Cartoon of Wartime 'Comfort Women' Irks Taiwan". The New York Times.
- Forbes. Wen Long Shi & family. February 25, 2004.
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