KMT presidential candidate Han campaigns for economic miracle

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 29 July, 2019
By: Natalie Tso

Han Kuo-yu (center) at the party congress (CNA)

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu is now officially the opposition Kuomintang’s (KMT) candidate for president. The announcement was made on Sunday at the KMT’s National Congress. Han is running on the message that he’ll create an economic miracle for Taiwan.

The KMT also announced that in the future, KMT presidents will no longer be able to serve as the party’s chairperson.

These are “Han fans”, or fans of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu. Many of them have shown fanatical support for the new political star, creating a “Han wave” that has enabled him to become the presidential candidate for one of Taiwan’s biggest parties: the Kuomintang (KMT).

At the KMT’s National Congress on Sunday, Han is dressed in his usual blue button-down shirt. He bows to the crowd and thanks them. The new mayor of Kaohsiung presents himself as a man of the people, and that’s integral to his charisma.    [FULL  STORY]

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