Terry Gou and the question of China

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe