Taiwan presidential election: Foxconn mogul's election bid adds to Tsai's woes

Billionaire Terry Gou's entry into Taiwan's presidential race illustrates the dilemma facing the island's leader Tsai Ing-wen, as she prepares for an uphill re-election bid.

On the one side, Ms Tsai must contend with a resurgent Kuomintang (KMT) advocating closer ties with China and eager to regain power after three years in the opposition.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 19, 2019, with the headline 'Foxconn mogul's election bid adds to Tsai's woes'. Print Edition | Subscribe