Shi Wen-long

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Wen-long Shi[1] (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.[2] 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.[3] He has claimed that Taiwanese women who acted as comfort women during Japanese rule were not forced to do so, which created much controversy.[4]

Shi is an amateur performing concert violinist.[5] He founded the Chi Mei Museum, in which he collects several valuable string instruments made by Antonio Stradivari or Guarneri del Gesù.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Wen-long Shi is alternatively spelled Wen-lung Hsu. See Chi Mei's profile
  2. ^ Forbes. Wen Long Shi & family. March 9, 2005.
  3. ^ China Radio International. China Won't Take Money from Taiwan Separatists. June 1, 2004.
  4. ^ Landler, Mark (March 2, 2001). "Cartoon of Wartime 'Comfort Women' Irks Taiwan". The New York Times. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Forbes. Wen Long Shi & family. February 25, 2004.

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