TAIPEI (The China Post) — In light of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Guo-yu’s recent speech at Harvard University in which he summarized his hopes for the future development of Taiwan — to rely on the U.S. on defense, Japan on technology, China on markets, and ourselves on pushing through the work, Foxconn founder Terry Gou shared some thoughts on Facebook.
The business tycoon said on April 13 that he agrees with Han’s summary, yet he hopes to provide a little comment. “Taiwan is better to improve the defense with peace and stability, shape the market with competition, enhance technology through research and development, and change its future totally by hard work,” he wrote.
He said that the short summary made by Han was on point, yet he also has his version in terms of Taiwan’s future outlook.
“I agree with Han’s 20-word statement,” Gou said. Still, he believes that Taiwan should “improve the defense with peace and stability, shape the market with competition, enhance technology through research and development, and change its future totally by hard work.”
Gou also gave his reflection with a Chinese idiom “Eat easterly and sleep westerly,” pointing out that such an approach may not be the long-term solution to success.
He said people should work hard like Taiwan’s future totally depended on it, especially seeing hostility as a drawback to national defense and markets stopping to thrive without competitions.
He added that an all-around balance is needed under globalization and respective development in technology.
The main point comes as he also stressed that citizens have the control of Taiwan’s very own future. “As you sow, so will you reap,” he said.
Last but not least, Gou put in a hashtag that “it is good to foster Taiwan’s development through positive discussions.”