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Ahead of US election, Foxconn's Gou says Wisconsin investment is on

Factory in battleground state remains largely unbuilt

U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a groundbreaking ceremony with then-Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou, right, and then-Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, at a factory site in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, in June 2018.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Terry Gou, the founder of Apple supplier Foxconn, has disputed reports the Taiwanese manufacturer had scrapped plans to build a factory in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.

"Foxconn will remain committed to the completion and continued expansion of our project and investment in Wisconsin as long as policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels remain committed to Foxconn," Gou said Monday in a rare statement as a private individual.

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