Taiwan will hold its next presidential election on Jan 13, 2024. Among the four candidates, the billionaire founder of major Apple supplier Foxconn, Terry Gou, is facing tax and land-use investigations in mainland China, as well as allegations of signature buying for his campaign in Taiwan.
Gou currently ranks fourth in opinion polls. He is running against Democratic Progressive Party’s candidate Lai Ching-te, Kuomintang’s candidate Hou Yu-ih and Taiwan People’s Party's candidate Ko Wen-je.
Has Gou's election campaign gone awry? Will he withdraw from the race? How will the internal and external challenges affect the upcoming Taiwan presidential election?
In this episode of Global Heartbeat podcast, host Han Yong Hong and Lianhe Zaobao’s Taipei correspondent Woon Wei Jong discuss Taiwan’s presidential election and the scandals surrounding Terry Gou.
Hosted by Lianhe Zaobao’s Associate Editor, Han Yong Hong, Global Heartbeat is a Mandarin weekly news and current affairs podcast that is updated every Tuesday, 7.00 PM SGT. It is available on zaobao.sg, Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast platforms.