Parents left in debt after Chi Po-lin’s June 10 helicopter crash
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) and his entourage
donated NT$30 million (US$987,000) to the parents of award-winning documentary maker Chi Po-lin (齊柏林), who died in a helicopter crash on June 10.
His movie “Beyond Beauty – Taiwan from Above” (看見台灣) won numerous awards and fixed the public’s attention on both the beauty of the island and on damage by pollution. Chi died along with the pilot and an assistant as they were working on a sequel.
On the day a commemorative exhibition opened in Taipei Saturday, reports said that Gou, his wife and senior executives at Foxconn, better known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (鴻海精密工業) inside Taiwan, personally visited Chi’s family and made the unconditional donation.