According to President Donald Trump, his recent conversation with the chief executive of Foxconn Technology Group was meant to persuade the world’s biggest manufacturer of made-in-China consumer electronics to keep its promise to build a mega-manufacturing complex in Wisconsin.
“Great news on Foxconn in Wisconsin after my conversation with Terry Gou!” Trump tweeted after the Feb. 1 call, which came only days after it was reported Foxconn was wavering in its commitment to the state.
Back in Asia, however, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou gave a different account.
Speaking to thousands of Foxconn employees at a Chinese New Year carnival in Taiwan, with Asian news outlets in attendance, Gou made clear that he and Trump spoke at length about the far bigger stakes of the U.S.-China trade war — even telling the throngs that he received an assurance from Trump that “they will come up with an agreement soon…”
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