During an exclusive interview granted by Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), he was asked, among President Tsai Ing-wen, Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), and Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘), who would be the President that came up to his expectations for the next term. Ko replied without hesitation, “Terry Gou, of course.”
As for whether anything about Gou would cause concerns, Ko said “his business was too large on the Mainland,” hiring about 800,000 to one million employees. Gou once said that he “could shut down the factories”. Ko suggested that he might as well sell them and run for President in Taiwan so that people could feel more at ease.
After Ko announced plans to establish a political party, whether he would ally himself with Gou received attention from outside circles. According to Gou’s core staffers, Ko’s plan to form a political party had little to do with Gou. They added that Gou was not invited to attend the inaugural meeting of Ko’s Taiwan People’s Party, but even if invited, he would most likely not go.