Foxconn founder Terry Gou announces Taiwan 2024 presidential bid, promises to fix ties with China

Foxconn founder Terry Gou on Monday announced his bid for the 2024 presidential election and promised to establish a peaceful relationship with China if voted to power.

Foxconn founder Terry Gou has announced his bid for the 2024 presidential election. Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia Commons

He entered the race as an independent candidate.

Gou reiterated his desire to unseat the Democratic Progressive Party and pledged to protect peace across the Taiwan Strait, as well as work for the interests of citizens as it pertains to protecting labor and health insurance funds, reports Taiwan News.

Gou is still required to collect 290,000 signatures to officially qualify as a presidential candidate within 45 days of completing his application.

Gou said that on a recent trip to the U.S., he billed himself as a "problem solver" and someone who could ensure peaceful relations with China.