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Foxconn's Gou's close China links could weigh on Taiwan election chances

18 Apr 2019

TAIPEI While Foxconn chairman Terry Gou enters Taiwan's rancorous political arena free of any political baggage, he could yet find himself weighed down by connections to Beijing forged during his pragmatic commercial rise.

TSMC upbeat on chip outlook after Apple-Qualcomm settlement; first quarter disappoints

18 Apr 2019

TAIPEI Taiwan's TSMC struck an upbeat note about the outlook for the depressed global chip market, betting that a rollout of faster 5G mobile network would buoy demand, even as it posted its steepest quarterly profit drop in more than seven years.

Schools evacuated, subway services halted as quake rocks Taiwan

18 Apr 2019

TAIPEI A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan's coastal city of Hualien on Thursday, shaking buildings and temporarily halting subway services in the capital Taipei, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. | Video

Foxconn's Gou throws hat in ring for Taiwan presidency, with blessing of sea goddess

17 Apr 2019

TAIPEI Terry Gou, chairman of Apple supplier Foxconn, said on Wednesday he will contest Taiwan's 2020 presidential election, shaking up the political landscape at a time of heightened tension between the self-ruled island and Beijing. | Video

Foxconn's Gou says may run for Taiwan president, step back from daily business

16 Apr 2019

TAIPEI Foxconn's Chairman Terry Gou said on Tuesday he is considering whether to run for Taiwan's 2020 presidential election, a day after Reuters reported the tycoon planned to step down from the world's largest contract manufacturer. | Video

Taiwan president says Chinese drills a threat but not intimidated

16 Apr 2019

TAIPEI Taiwan has not been intimidated by China's military drills this week, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, after the latest Chinese manoeuvres were denounced by a senior U.S. official as "coercion" and a threat to regional stability.

RPT-UPDATE 2-Foxconn chairman mulls presidential bid; plans to withdraw from daily ops

16 Apr 2019

TAIPEI, April 16 Foxconn's Chairman Terry Gou said on Tuesday he is considering whether to run for Taiwan's 2020 presidential election, a day after Reuters reported the tycoon planned to step down from the world's largest contract manufacturer.

Exclusive: Foxconn chairman Gou aims to step down to pave way for younger talent

15 Apr 2019

TAIPEI The chairman of Taiwan's Foxconn, an assembler of Apple Inc's iPhones, said on Monday he plans to step down in the coming months to pave the way for younger talent to move up the company's ranks. | Video

U.S. denounces "coercion" as China conducts drills near Taiwan

15 Apr 2019

TAIPEI Chinese bombers and warships conducted drills around Taiwan on Monday, the latest military maneuvers near the self-ruled island that a senior U.S. official denounced as "coercion" and a threat to stability in the region.

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