By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Taipei City Mayor Eric Liluan Chu gave a cautious response Friday to unexpected comments from one of the island’s most influential tycoons that he should hurry up and become more efficient instead of seeking higher office.
Chu took up the Kuomintang’s presidential candidacy late in the campaign and went on to suffer a crushing defeat in the January 16 presidential and legislative elections, leading him to give up the party leadership.
On Thursday, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. Chairman Terry Gou expressed impatience with the failure of Chu’s New Taipei City Government to approve his company’s plans to find land for a “smart dormitory” for new employees.
The city administration should become more efficient and hurry up, Gou told reporters, while adding that Chu should stop seeking higher office, an apparent swipe at the KMT politician’s failed presidential bid. [FULL STORY]