A representative of Terry Gou said Monday that the former Foxconn chairman would be unable to meet with Kuomintang Chairman Wu Den-yih due to his busy schedule. The representative was responding to Wu’s request a day earlier following a meeting with Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu, the opposition party’s candidate in the presidential election.
According to various media, Terry Gou, former Legislative Yuan President Wang Jin-pyng and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je could potentially collaborate in the upcoming presidential election in order to attract KMT voters. Asked if Han has any messages for Gou on Aug. 18, Wu said he couldn’t reveal any information; still, he said that he would express the importance of solidarity within the party to Gou. Wu also told reporters that KMT Vice-Chairperson Hau Lung-pin was in touch with Gou and the meeting could hopefully be held in a week.
In response to Wu’s statement on an eventual meeting, a representative said Gou’s schedule this week is already tight with meetings over topics ranging from the Hong Kong protests, the U.S.-China trade war and North Korea’s new weapons tests which have resulted in tensions in the peninsula. They said they didn’t see any possibility for Gou to spare time meeting with Wu.