Make Foxconn Great Again

Taiwan’s Trump? Foxconn’s Terry Gou Wants to ‘Make Taiwan Great Again’

Terry Gou, the man behind the success of technology giant Foxconn and Taiwan’s most famous businessman, announced last week his intention to run for president by seeking the Kuomintang (KMT) nomination, saying the sea goddess Mazu had told him in a dream to seek the nation’s top office.

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Homesick

A major fire has partially destroyed the Notre Dame in Paris.

The fire ravaged the cathedral’s roof and caused its spire to collapse. French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild it within five years.

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Foreign Students in Taiwan Sold for ‘Filthy, Dangerous Shift Work’

Taiwan’s ghastly treatment of South and Southeast Asian migrant workers and students has spent time in the news this week. Amid stories of alleged work scams targeting Filipino graduate students, a policy stating that migrant detainees must pay for their own food, and more horror stories from Taiwan’s deep sea fishing industry, one item has raised the most eyebrows: Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has come under fire for using a racist term to refer to Filipinos, apparently questioning whether society will accept “Marias” becoming teachers.

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