Terry Gou: Foxconn founder will contest presidential election again, said - will not allow Taiwan to become next Ukraine
Foxconn founder Terry Gou has presented his candidacy for the presidency of Taiwan. They have said that they will not allow Taiwan to become the next Ukraine. Terry earlier this year made a bid to become the KMT's candidate for the presidential election in January but was replaced by Hou Yu-ih, the mayor of New Taipei City.
The battle for the presidency in Taiwan has become interesting. Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of major Apple Inc. supplier Foxconn, has also joined the race. Giving this information himself on Monday, he said that he will contest the presidential election in 2024 as an independent candidate.
Terry also ran for president in 2019, leaving the post of head of Foxconn, but failed to win the nomination. He faced defeat against the Kuomintang KMT, Taiwan's main opposition party. The KMT is considered pro-China.
Terry earlier this year bid to become the KMT's candidate for the presidential election in January, but was replaced by New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih. taken.
However, even after this Terry did not give up. He has organized several rallies in Taiwan in the last few weeks. This fueled speculation that he was planning to contest the presidential election independently.
Terry accused the ruling Democratic Progressive Party of leading Taiwan to the brink of war and said the party's policies were riddled with mistakes. Terry appealed to the voters and said - Give me four years. I promise to bring peace to the Taiwan Strait. Taiwan should not become Ukraine. I will not let Taiwan become Ukraine.
Terry emphasized that the only way to avoid going to war with China was to oust the DPP, or Democratic Progressive Party, from power. At the same time, when Terry was asked about the conflict of interest as a major shareholder of Foxconn, he said that in this situation he is ready to sacrifice his personal assets if China attacks. Foxconn has invested heavily in China.
Terry faces many challenges on his way to becoming President. He will have to collect signatures of three lakh voters by November 2 to become an independent candidate. The Central Election Commission will review these signatures and declare the results by November 14.
Taiwan's current Vice President William Tai is most likely to win the election. This time he has been made the presidential candidate from the DPP. He is leading in the polls. Meanwhile, the main opposition KMT has urged TERI to support the party's candidate.
The DPP advocates Taiwan's separate identity, but its government has repeatedly offered talks with China, which have been rejected. Let us tell you that the elections in Taiwan are being held at a time when the tension between Taiwan and China has increased. China conducts regular military exercises near Taiwan to assert its sovereignty claims.