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Foxconn's Terry Gou considers a run for Taiwan president

Trump 'friend' known for pro-China outlook

Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou, in Taipei on Apr. 16, said he will decide about running "in the next two days" and that he would do so on the ticket of the pro-China Kuomintang.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Terry Gou, chairman of key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, is considering whether to run for the presidency of Taiwan in 2020, an election he believes will be crucial to the island's direction for decades to come.

"The 2020 [election] will decide Taiwan's politics, defense and economics in the coming 20 years," Gou told reporters before participating the Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue. "It also happens to be a turning point for the world."

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