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Presidential Runner Gou Dismisses Foxconn Links Threat – Insider

Foxconn founder Terry Gou, who’s running in Taiwan’s presidential election, said Beijing won’t be able to influence him despite his business links in China

Foxconn founder Terry Gou announced his bid for Taiwan's presidency.
Foxconn founder Terry Gou announced his bid for Taiwan's presidency in August, but he has failed so far to win the hearts of people in Taiwan. Beijing, it appears, wants him to push for peaceful cross-Strait relations. Photo: Reuters.


The billionaire owner of Foxconn, Terry Gou, has dismissed suggestions his business links with the likes of Apple, Tesla, Amazon, and Nvidia will make him vulnerable to Chinese pressure, if he wins Taiwan’s presidential race, the Insider reported.

“I will not be threatened,” said Gou at a political event on Monday where he announced his campaign, the report went on. “If the Chinese Communist Party dares to do this, which country, which investment fund, which company would dare to invest in China?” he said.

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  • By Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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