Campaigners for the removal of Kaohsiung’s mayor in an unprecedented vote on Saturday have linked their fight to get rid of the populist, China-friendly Han Kuo-yu with Hong Kong protesters’ fight for democracy.
His reputation has grown along with the bags under his eyes. Taiwan’s hardworking health minister is now the country’s most popular man.
For the past five years, the Kaohsiung municipal government has been evicting residents of a community known as the city’s oldest indigenous settlement. But even though their houses have largely been torn down, some of the residents still refuse to move.
Japan gave Taiwan manga, anime, and KTV. Taiwan is now returning the favor with bubble milk tea.
A heroine from the classic anime TV show Neon Genesis Evangelion was spotted several times in the flesh during Taiwan’s recent election campaign asking people to vote for her.
Opinionated, outspoken and gaffe prone, Taipei’s Mayor Ko Wen-Je is a favorite of students and other young people, who flock to his rallies as if he were a rock star.