Taiwan is heading towards its presidential elections next year and we know that the election campaign is in full swing for that matter. However, we are also aware that business will go on as usual for the current government with President Tsai leading the way. So it is understood that President Tsai’s government will table the anti-infiltration act before the end of this year in the Legislative Yuan. It is also being reported that the government wants to pass this bill in the current hearing so they are fast-tracking the process.
However, Foxconn founder Terry Gou has opposed this move from the government and has also threatened to protest against this outside of Legislative Yuan. This statement from Terry Gou came when he was invited to a talk show for an interview and political talk. He said that the Sunflower Movement will be brought back if the anti-infiltration bill gets passed. Because he believes that the government is doing everything in a hurry and that he feels the act should be delayed until the next elections.
While Terry Gou says he does not object to anything inside the bill, he says that the government’s communication with the public is not great and that the clarity needed for such a bill to be passed is not there. As far as the Sunflower movement is concerned, Terry Gou says that the 2014 protests to withdraw Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement with China might get its 2019 version. On the other hand, it is also understood that Foxconn might not be delighted if this bill gets passed in the Legislative Yuan. As a new report reveals that this bill “aimed at preventing political interference by foreign powers and forbidding internationally sponsored organizations from campaigning for elections, would have a negative impact on Foxconn” along with their Chinese counterparts.