Foxconn founder Terry Gou wants to be Taiwan’s President—and a go-between for U.S. and China

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW FOCUSED TERRY Gou is on the campaign trail, look at his pants. When the billionaire Foxconn CEO gives televised interviews, senior aides crouch by his feet, just off camera. If he strays off message, they’re primed to steer the presidential contender back on course by giving his pant legs a quick tug.

Gou’s cuffs remained unruffled as he spoke to local news stations on June 15 at Kun Shan University in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan before greeting students with running high fives like a WWE wrestler. His platform in the 2020 presidential election in the island territory, he says, is how to profit from a trade war. As the U.S. and China have ramped up tit-for-tat tariffs on a range of

Estás leyendo una vista previa, regístrate para leer más.

Intereses relacionados

Más de TIME

TIME5 min. leídosSociety
Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir Walks The Talk, Even On Ice Cream Runs
MANY CULTURES HAVE NATIVE WORDS FOR unique experiences. In Spain, families and friends sitting around after finishing a meal are having a sobremesa. Germans enjoying the solitude of being alone in the woods experience Waldeinsamkeit. In Iceland one s
TIME2 min. leídos
A Racist Finds Redemption In Skin
AS RACISTS GO, TRADITIONAL SKINHEADS, with their shaved pates, thick-soled boots and swastika tattoos, seem almost old-fashioned. There’s a newly ascendant breed of white supremacists who often look like—and may in fact be—the clean-cut guy next door
TIME1 min. leídosPolitics
Robert Morgenthau
LIVING LEGENDS ARE RARE BIRDS, BUT ROBERT MORGENTHAU richly deserved the moniker. Though the prosecutor ascribed his success to “luck and longevity,” there was more to it. He had grit, courage, intellect and an overflowing commitment to public servic