Terry Gou has until Tuesday to decide whether to run for president. Photo: AP

Foxconn’s Terry Gou quits Kuomintang, paving way for Taiwan presidency bid as an independent

  • Billionaire had been asked to throw his support behind KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu, who beat him in the party primaries
  • His statement denounces ‘out-of-date party’ with committee members who ‘put their own interests first’
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Terry Gou has until Tuesday to decide whether to run for president. Photo: AP
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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.