Focus Taiwan: Han criticizes ‘politically-motivated’ Kaohsiung recall movement

Taipei, Dec. 26 (CNA) Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), opposition Kuomintang candidate for the 2020 presidential election, criticized an ongoing movement to recall him as mayor Thursday, saying it marks an extremely distorted page in the history of Taiwan’s democracy. “In a democratic society, the public are entitled to vote or recall a popularly elected […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Han to woo 50m overseas Chinese to invest in nation

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) yesterday said that if elected president, he would encourage the approximately 50 million overseas Chinese worldwide to invest in Taiwan. Their investment would help young people’s start-ups and make Taiwan “the second Israel,” the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidential candidate told a Taipei forum on start-ups and innovation. Given Taiwan’s […]

Taipei Times: Protesters urge Mayor Han’s removal

… Shouting slogans such as “Recall Han Kuo-yu,” “Liberate Kaohsiung” and “Hang in there, Taiwan,” the group set off from the Kaohsiung Cultural Center at about 2pm and marched toward the waterfront in Yancheng District (鹽埕). The protesters formed a human snake stretching nearly 1km along Wufu First Road, aerial images showed. Some carried banners […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Han Kuo-yu asks for chance to serve nation

… He thanked supporters and the city’s residents for electing him as mayor last year. Kaohsiung has not been the center of such attention in more than a century, with supporters from the city and elsewhere attending the event packing the Kaohsiung MRT metropolitan rail system, Han said, adding that local hotels have been booked […]

Focus Taiwan: Hundreds of thousands march in pro-, anti-Han rallies in Kaohsiung

… The pro-Han camp marched in northern Kaohsiung to garner support for Han to unseat the incumbent Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in the Jan. 11, election, while the anti-Han rally took place in the southern part of the city, urging Han’s recall as mayor and expressing their dissatisfaction with his representing the KMT against Tsai after […]

Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Most in Kaohsiung deplore Han bid

Nearly 60 percent of Kaohsiung residents disapprove of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) decision to run for president and more than half support holding a vote to recall him, a poll released yesterday by the Green Party Taiwan found. The poll, for which 1,009 residents aged 20 and older were interviewed on Sunday, found that […]