Han Kuo-yu announces KMT chairmanship bid

The China Post
Date: January 13, 2017
By: James Lo

Surrounding himself with a mountain of cabbages, Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Co. (TAPMC)

Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Co. Chairman Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) poses in front of a pile of cabbages during a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 12. (CNA)

Chairman Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) confirmed rumors Thursday that he would be throwing his hat into the ring for the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) leadership.

Han, speaking at a press conference, said he had organized the meet to clarify his position regarding his TAPMC resignation, and to officially declare his candidacy for the election.

Much like his public persona that catapulted him to recent fame, Han conducted the press conference with his usual flair and articulation, providing media with a colorful statement that explained his reasons for running.

Elections were like catwalks, Han said, “where the more models there are, the easier it is for people to see who truly has what it takes.”    [FULL  STORY]

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