1989 / 2月
Just as this issue was going to press, a hale and hearty old gentleman appeared at our office and, pulling out his wallet, insisted to all and sundry. "Please accept a small token of my appreciation."
Mr. Chen, a successful overseas Chinese from New Zealand, now 87, hassubscribed to Sinorama for many years. He stopped by our office during a visit to Taiwan to "give the young folks a little something for their pockets."
Mr. Chen's gifts were naturally declined with thanks, but the thought behind them was surely the warmest Chinese New Year's present we could ask for. Though thousands of miles apart, Chinese people are constantly linked by special feelings, something that encourages us to work even harder to serve as a bridge among Chinese people around the world.
As part of our series of on-the-scene reports on overseas Chinese communities in Southeast Asia, this issue presents an article on "Steel King" William H.J. Cheng and the investment climate in Malaysia, a popular investment target among ROC businesses.
In Chinese New Year's pictures, plump little children with pudgy faces are considered particularly auspicious, but does chubby mean lucky in real life? Unfortunately, more and more children on Taiwan are overweight,and children on diets are no longer unheard of. In addition, the island's deteriorating air quality and its mounting waste disposal problem are questions intimately bound up with our daily lives.
With the arrival of another Chinese New Year, we at Sinorama would like to wish you and yours all the best for the coming year.