統一企業創辦人高清愿先生辭世

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統一企業創辦人高清愿先生辭世。記得我擔任高雄市長時,急著招商推動經濟發展,他認同並斥資300億元興建夢時代購物中心,於是市府也積極配合開闢周遭道路及公共設施,在我們的政治文化下,不免有謠傳是圖利特定企業,我雖堅持不退縮,但困擾也真的很大,高先生在2004年5月的工商協進會議上,主動替我澄清說:「這個大型購物中心,一毛錢交際費都不用花,假如每位縣市長都像謝市長一樣,台灣經濟一定會更好」,還開玩笑說要聘我當其企業總裁云云,這段發言,展現台灣老一輩企業家的無私心胸和道德勇氣,也讓我深深銘記在心,今天他的告別式低調,未能前往上香,特記下這段小故事,願 高總裁R.I.P

The founder of Uni-President Enterprises Corporation Mr Kao Ching-yuan passed away.

When I was the Kaohsiung Mayor, I was proactively seeking economic investment to boost the development. He agreed and invested NT$ 30 billion (=US$ 1 billion) in the building of the ‘Dream Mall’. The city government also built surrounding roads and public infrastructure. In our political culture, it was no surprise that rumour about favouritism started to spread. Although I persisted, the pressure was not insignificant.

In the meeting at the Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce in May 2004, Mr Kao took the initiative to clarify for me: ‘This large shopping mall did not cost me a penny on networking. If every mayor/commissioner is like Mayor Hsieh, Taiwan’s economy will be better.’ He even joked about employing me as his company’s CEO. His words showed the selflessness and moral courage of an entrepreneur in the old generation, which I have always remembered. Today is his funeral but I can’t make it, so I decided to share this story. May he rest in peace.

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About Frank Hsieh

Former Premier, Former Kaohsiung Mayor 前行政院長、前高雄市長
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