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…
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