Date: May 04, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA, MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Thursday urged Beijing to r
ecognize the existence of the Republic of China (ROC) and give it greater international space, while stressing that Taiwan is part of China.
“Taiwan is an inseparable part of China and belongs to the Chinese nation,” Gou told reporters on board his flight to Wisconsin from Washington, where he met US President Donald Trump at the White House a day earlier.
However, Gou called on Beijing not to squeeze Taiwan on the world stage and allow it to take part in international activities, warning that a continued hard line would have consequences.
“Without international space, Taiwan’s leaders won’t be able to make overseas visits, which will ultimately result in destabilizing the foundation for peace between the two sides,” he said. [FULL STORY]