Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
A company, Microsoft, is pressuring Taiwan to open up its restrictions on the number of Chinese in one delegation allowed to visit the country on business.
Presently Chinese business delegations to Taiwan are limited to 30 members.
Microsoft wants to hold a regional meeting in Taiwan and invite a few hundred of MS’ mainland Chinese personnel to attend the event.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei and The European Chamber of Commerce in Taipei are also applying pressure on Taipei.
The two chambers say that if Taiwan doesn’t ease up its rules, multinationals could go elsewhere to set up their greater Chinese operations.
This would not fare well for Taiwan in the long run.
The China Post reports that the “restrictions on Chinese business people invited by local enterprises to visit Taiwan should (also) be appropriately relaxed.”
Taiwan also hopes for more mainland Chinese tourists to visit the island. There has been experimentation with exchanging RMB for Taiwan Dollars.
If one million Chinese tourists came to Taiwan for a week, it could inject as much as a billion dollars into the economy.
In any event, Taiwan wants/needs more people to visit the island.
What do you think?