Plans for visit suspended due to cost and scale concerns: city government
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Residents of Kaohsiung will not hear Hollywood action star and
former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger deliver his trademark phrase “I’ll be back” this month, since a long-rumored visit will not take place after all.
Just before taking office last December, Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) spread the news that a major Hollywood star would visit the southern port city in March.
As the environment and sustainable development were supposed to be the themes for the visit, initial attention had focused on Leonardo di Caprio, but Han’s team later named Schwarzenegger as the visitor.
A city government spokeswoman said Thursday that the plan to invite him had been “temporarily suspended” due to considerations related to the cost and scale of the event, the Apple Daily reported. [FULL STORY]