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Foxconn wraps up first-ever employee incentive trip to Taiwan

2012/04/28 20:44:31

Taipei, April 28 (CNA) Foxconn Technology Group, one of Apple Inc.'s major suppliers, wrapped up its first-ever incentive trip to Taiwan for its outstanding workers in China on Saturday, with the employees saying they had enjoyed Taiwan.

The company selected 216 high-performing employees from among its one million workers in China to visit many popular tourist sites in Taiwan, including Taipei's Shilin Night Market, Taipei 101, the scenic Sun Moon Lake and Alishan in central Taiwan, and Kenting National Park in southern Taiwan.

Cheng Qiankun, 28, who has worked for Foxconn for 10 years, said it was his first visit to Taiwan and was like "a dreams come true."

"I've always wanted to see the beautiful scenery in Taiwan and now I've realized my dream," he said.

Cheng and other Foxconn workers said their seven-day tour of Taiwan was exciting and had gone by too fast.

J.Y. Deng from Chongqing City told CNA that if he has the chance, he would definitely like to visit Taiwan again, as he loves it very much.

"The food, the scenery and the people here are all very nice," he said.

Deng was among the many people trying to take photos of Foxconn Chairman Gou and get his autograph.

Deng said he looks up to Gou and hopes to also rise from the ranks and become successful in the future.

Foxconn said the trip was an opportunity to allow its employees from 21 factories in 17 Chinese provinces to experience Taiwan culture and bond with Taiwan people.

The trip was possible because of warming ties and improving relations between Taiwan and China, Gou said at the farewell party at the company's headquarters in New Taipei.

"Both sides should coexist peacefully and create prosperous economies," the tycoon urged.

In order to encourage high-performing workers and boost morale, Gou said, he plans to offer similar trips "not just once a year, but many times a year."

(By James Lee)