City leaders mark Taipei’s centennial

CONTINUITY: Former and current mayors of the capital highlighted their shared experiences in working toward improving the public infrastructure in Taipei

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 02, 2020
By: Yang Hsin-hui and Kayleigh Madjar / Staff reporter, with s
taff writer

From left, former Taipei City Council deputy speaker Chen Chin-hsiang, Taipei City Council Speaker Wu Pi-chu, former Taipei mayors Hau Lung-bin, Chen Shui-bian, Wu Poh-hsiung, Hsu Shui-teh, Huang Ta-chou and Ma Ying-jeou, former deputy council speaker Chen Chien-chi and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je attend a special exhibition to celebrate the city’s centennial in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

Current and former mayors of Taipei yesterday attended a special exhibition to celebrate the city’s centennial, saying that today’s successes can be accredited to its hard-working leaders, who have “passed the baton” down throughout the years.

Many familiar faces came to see the exhibition at Shuxin Hall in Nishi Honganji Square in Taipei’s Wanhua District (萬華), titled “Journey of a Century,” including former presidents Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) and Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) vice chairman Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌), former KMT chairman Wu Poh-hsiung (吳伯雄) and others, all of whom have passed through the mayor’s office at some point during their careers.

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) hosted of the event, which he touted as a special chance for the ideologically distant mayors to mark a rare milestone together.

Bringing society together is the core philosophy of government, Ko said, adding that although they all hold different views, everyone shares the same land and should live in harmony.

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