鴻海董事長郭台銘4月16日拋出震撼彈,表達有意參選2020總統大選,且會在這2天決定,沒想到篤信媽祖與關公的他,4月17日早上預定10點半要參拜板橋慈惠宮,原本緊接著11點半要到台北行天宮,後又臨時更改為視情況而定,要去淡水的武聖宮參拜,由於郭董曾說「要不要選總統得問過媽祖與關公」,因此引發他將宣布參選的無限想像。

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Foxconn chairman Terry Gou first hinted at his interest in running in the 2020 Presidential Election on April 16. The public didn’t expect Gou, however, to visit local temples to seek opinion from the Gods early in the morning on April 17. He visited Ci-Hui Temple in Banqiao District and Guandi Temple in Tamsui to worship Mazu and Guan Gong, raising expectations that the CEO is determined to run for the presidency.

郭台銘與板橋慈惠宮淵源很深,當地人都知道,郭家人曾經借住過慈惠宮,郭董小時候也曾調皮在廟前的石獅子爬上爬下。後來即便郭家人搬走,但郭台銘、郭台強有空還是會回去參拜,尤其每年正月初一郭台銘都會跟家人一起回去祈福,郭董也曾說,他出生在板橋媽祖宮,每次遇到有問題時,都有媽祖保佑才能順利解決、度過難關。

Gou has a deep connection with Ci-Hui Temple. It is known to locals that the Gou family has lived near the temple before, and Gou still visits the temple whenever he has the time to pay his tribute even, even after he moves away. Gou once said that he would turn to Mazu to seek guidance and blessings from her to go through in the difficult times.

郭董不只拜媽祖也篤信關公,有重要場合時,他都會配戴關公加持過的金黃色圍巾,象徵過關斬將、無往不利,就像鴻海在日本宣布投資夏普記者會上也看到同樣一條圍巾。據了解,郭董有2大常拜訪的寺廟,分別是新北市淡水武聖宮及土城的順聖宮,每當他有碰到困難,都會到廟尋求解惑,鴻海總部裡也有關聖帝君坐鎮。

Gou also worships Guan Gong, also known as Guan Yu or Guan Yun Chang (160 – 219) — a general who lived close to two thousand years ago in China… On important occasions, he usually wears a golden scarf that is blessed by the Chinese God of War, which he believes would help him conquer anything on the business filed. It is also said that Gou even has a Guan Gong statue to guard the Hon Hai headquarter.