Foxconn chairman Terry Gou announces his run for president of Taiwan

Just days after announcing that he will be stepping down from his 45-year helm as Foxconn chief, Terry Gou has declared a bid to run for president of Taiwan. Gou, 68, will participate in the pro-China Kuomintang (KMT) primaries, drawing attention to Taiwan’s tension with the mainland where Foxconn has large business ties. Gou’s run would seek to unseat current Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which has leaned toward Taiwanese independence from China. “I am willing to participate in the primary election,” Gou said at the party headquarters in Taipei on Wednesday. “If I am not chosen, it means I didn’t work hard enough.” Gou said he was encouraged by the Buddhist goddess Mazu, who is said to... Continue reading…

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou announces his run for president of Taiwan

Just days after announcing that he will be stepping down from his 45-year helm as Foxconn chief, Terry Gou has declared a bid to run for president of Taiwan. Gou, 68, will participate ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from The Verge

Foxconn boss Terry Gou is running for president of Taiwan

Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of electronics giant Foxconn, is stepping down from his role as chairman to run for president of Taiwan. He will stand in the primaries of the Kuomintang ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Engadget

Foxconn's Gou throws hat in ring for Taiwan presidency, with blessing of sea goddess

Terry Gou, chairman of Apple supplier Foxconn, said on Wednesday he will contest Taiwan's 2020 presidential election, shaking up the political landscape at a time of heightened tension between ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Reuters Technology

Foxconn's Gou in bid for Taiwan presidency, with blessing of sea goddess, Wed 17 Apr 19 from Reuters Technology

Foxconn's Gou to 'follow order of sea goddess' in Taiwan vote; yet to declare presidential run

Terry Gou, chairman of Apple supplier Foxconn, said on Wednesday he "will follow the instruction" of a sea goddess who has told him to run in Taiwan's presidential election next year.

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Reuters Technology

Foxconn's Gou says will follow order of sea goddess to run for Taiwan presidency, Wed 17 Apr 19 from Reuters Technology

Foxconn's Gou says may run for Taiwan president, step back from daily business

Foxconn's Chairman Terry Gou said on Tuesday he is considering whether to run for Taiwan's 2020 presidential election, a day after Reuters reported the tycoon planned to step down from the world's ...

Tue 16 Apr 19 from Reuters Technology

Foxconn chairman mulls presidential bid; plans to withdraw from daily ops, Tue 16 Apr 19 from Reuters Technology

Foxconn chairman to withdraw from daily operations, considers presidential run

Terry Gou, the chairman of Taiwan's Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer, plans to withdraw from the daily operations of the company and is considering running for president. ...

Tue 16 Apr 19 from Reuters Technology

Foxconn says Gou will remain chairman, to withdraw from daily operations

Taiwan's Foxconn, an assembler of Apple Inc's iPhones, said Terry Gou will remain chairman of the world's largest contract manufacturer, although he plans to withdraw from daily operations. ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Reuters Technology

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