the-queen-chairman-and-i: Following the riots, fearing that Communist China would send their armies into Hong Kong, lots of Hong Kong residents wanted to sell off their businesses to move aboard, often at a cheaper price to secure a quick sale.
Feeling the tide was turning away form imports and exports and into manufacturing, Tai Ching decided to risk his entire life savings to open his own factory. He had initially asked his brother Tai Kung to go 50:50 with him. His brother eventually agreed to do it if it was 70:30 in his favour. After Tai Ching put down payment on the factory and all the machines, his brother pulled out without giving an explanation. With no help form his father, Tai Ching was facing financial ruin until one of his friends from university stepped in at the last minute and became partners with him.
He would go on to make a 20,000% returns on his investment within 5 years.