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Foxconn tycoon gains ground on 'commoner' mayor in Taiwan primary

Hong Kong protests cast uncertainty over mainland-leaning Kuomintang

Foxconn founder Terry Gou, left, and Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu are battling to represent Taiwan's opposition Kuomintang in the island's 2020 presidential election.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- The race to become the opposition party's nominee in Taiwan's 2020 presidential election is shaping up as a duel between Foxconn founder Terry Gou and the mayor of the island's largest southern port city, though both candidates are struggling to find the right distance from Beijing amid growing skepticism here for mainland China.

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