Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Back to Taipei

Back to Taipei again this afternoon so light posting likely for the rest of this week. Received wisdom has it that all Taiwanese business has moved to the mainland. Not so. Although there is some nervousness in Taipei about what the future holds for them, we sense a resilient and innovative business culture that has become very adept at playing the angles.

The food's great, it's much less overrun with tiresome investment bankers than Shanghai and, although Taipei may not yet be Asia's prettiest city, the air has been dramatically cleaned up from the foul smog of 15 years ago. That and the world's tallest building (for now at least), the 101 Tower - which is really worth seeing - makes it worth a stop.

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