Terry Gou and the question of China

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After almost two decades covering Foxconn Technology Group, the Taiwanese maker of iPhones, one thing I've noticed about its founder and chairman Terry Gou is that he's a pragmatist.

He regularly expresses opinions on policy, such as taxes, but leaves politics to politicians. With most of Foxconn's facilities and workforce in China, the best way for a Taiwanese to get things done there is to stay out of the fray.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 22, 2019, with the headline Terry Gou and the question of China. Subscribe