Taiwan’s underworld could not avoid the global economic downturn.
Unlike Japanese Yakuza which can operate their business legally, Taiwan factions can only make their living profit illegally. Their major incomes source were underground banks, protection fees from eight major industry, underground gambling, engineering projects, casino, etc.
However the economic slowdown wave also hit them. Many sidekicks were either sacked or pay cut by their gang master, and many other sidekicks have two jobs at the same time, which are bodyguard and taxi driver.