Foxconn Chairman blasts pro-Chinese Taiwanese newspaper
Foxcoon Technnology Group’s Chairman and presidential candidate of Kuomintang Terry Gou has slammed China Times on Wednesday. Terry Gou has decribed the pro-Chinese newspaper from Taiwan as an example of fake fans of his rival Han Kuo-yu who is Kaohsiung City Mayor.
Terry Gou felt that the newspaper was not fair and he felt it behaved irrationally in reporting and damaging supports of both likely candidates as reported by BBC. Kaohsiung City Mayor has also often dismissed extreme comments and threats by supporters as work of “fake Han fans”.
Gou also said that he would not tear up a newspaper this time as he would not let himself be manipulated by the media. This was obviously in reference to his actions at a news conference years ago where he tore apart a newspaper in front of the media.
Terry Gou also said that he wanted to serve the poeple so he would only let public control him and no one else. Now, Terry Gou was triggered because of a story that was published in the China Times. In the story, it was alleged that Foxconn Group had laid off 155 employees from computer factory near Indianapolis. According to the newspaper, this lay off was done in favor of moving jobs to Mexico.
Now, Terry Gou’s frustration against the newspaper could be because The China Times implied that Foxconn took China’s side between US-China trade war by laying off employees from Indianapolis.
Now, it is not clear if this was the reason why Terry Gou slammed the newspaper but it seems to be a possible reason. Terry also added that he wants to have a national conference to discuss about the future of Taiwan’s economy. Gou believes that the Taiwan government is slow to respond to forecasts of a weakening economy for the rest of 2019.