Date: Jul 23, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
The Taipei City Government yesterday confirmed reports that Deputy Taipei Mayor Chou
Li-fang (周麗芳) has been relieved of her responsibilities as 2017 Universiade chief executive officer.
“The Universiade needs a full-time executive, but there is no way [Chou] can spend half of every day at the Taipei Arena,” Ko said, terming the change a “reassignment of duties.”
In response to media reports terming Chou “indecisive,” Ko said that everyone had their own opinion, but he believed in “using people’s strong points instead of their weaknesses.”
It was not necessary to respond to every criticism, he said.
Chou’s appointment as Taipei’s third deputy mayor came months after the appointments of the others in the role, while she assumed the post of Universiade executive after an open call for applications failed to find a suitable candidate. [FULL STORY]