Games an opportunity for local governments, Ko says

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 08, 2017
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

The Summer Universiade presents an opportunity to reorganize and mobilize local

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, left, tries on a feline-themed cosmetic mask during an interview in Taipei with Peng Chi-ming on Yahoo TV yesterday. Photo: Screengrab from Yahoo TV

governments, and supporting the games is a way to support the nation by showing its best side to the world, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday.

Ko made the remarks on a Yahoo TV program, hosted by meteorologist Peng Chi-ming (彭啟明), in which Ko spoke about this month’s Universiade in Taipei and political issues.

Peng said that many Taipei residents seem to be distant from the Universiade because they are not university students anymore.

Ko said public opinion polls conducted by the Taipei City Government showed a majority of Taipei residents thought the games have nothing to do with them.

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