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Robert Tsao – a businessman upgrades

Taiwan’s military and civilians side by side, seen here at a mourning ceremony in Taipei in 2020. Entrepreneur Robert Tsao wants to fund military training for Taiwan’s people.

On Thursday, Robert Tsao stepped into the flashbulbs of photojournalists, wearing a bulletproof vest. At his press conference in downtown Taipei, the already graying businessman had an urgent message ready for his compatriots: “China is anxious to attack Taiwan,” said the 75-year-old, who at one point was one of the island’s richest residents with a personal fortune of $2.7 billion: “However, I will not allow the Chinese Communist Party to turn Taiwan into a second Hong Kong. That is my promise to you.”

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