Japan media: Foxconn chief met with Trump to discuss factory

Japanese media say that a Taiwanese electronics tycoon met with US President Donald Trump in April. They say the tycoon -- Foxconn CEO Terry Gou -- met with Trump during a visit to the White House in April to talk about investment plans to build a panel factory in the US.

According to the Jiji Press report, Sharp President Tai Jeng-wu said that he and Gou had discussed US investment plans with White House staff members on April 27 and held talks with Trump the following day. Foxconn bought Japan's Sharp Corporation last year.

During the meeting, Trump said he was a fan of Sharp and has high expectations of its products. The report said the meeting centered on plans to build a panel factory in the US but did not discuss Foxconn's possible stake in Toshiba Memory.

Foxconn said it is discussing investment plans with US federal and state government officials and wants to increase its investment.

Foxconn also said it was grateful for the White House Office of American Innovation's promotion of these plans.

Source: Radio Taiwan International