Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Foxconn, prays at a temple in New Taipei City. Photo: Reuters

Taiwanese tycoon Gou thanks Chinese sea goddess for inspiration then announces 2020 presidential run

  • Foxconn founder counts down to decision day on challenge for the island’s top job
  • Urged on by Goddess Matsu, Gou plans to ‘do more things for the people’
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Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Foxconn, prays at a temple in New Taipei City. Photo: Reuters
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.