Armenian International Magazine (AIM) March-April 1997 pp30-32
Playing with Tigers
Armenia Looks East for Trade and Investment
by Hratch Tchilingirian
"Here in Asia, we are spoiled. We have not seen any political difficulties for a long time. The Far Easterners in general are not really interested in politics. Their main aim is business and how to increase productivity. This is why this region has been growing at a very fast pace. Everybody is interested in making money. Economics comes before politics," observes Vartan Keshishian, President of Hong Kong-based Checkmate Industries.