Foxconn Founder Terry Gou Announces Independent Presidential Bid in Taiwan
Point 1: Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of major Apple Inc supplier Foxconn, has announced his candidacy for Taiwan’s next president as an independent candidate in the 2024 elections. Gou previously made presidential bids in 2019 and earlier this year but failed to secure the nominations.
Point 2: Gou’s campaign focuses on the need to avoid war with China and bring peace to the Taiwan Strait. He plans to gather close to 300,000 voter signatures by November 2 to qualify as an independent candidate. Taiwan Vice President William Lai of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party is currently leading the polls for the upcoming election.