Ko looks to Fubon’s Tsai as rift grows over New Horizon

Taipei Times
Date: May 05, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber and Lisa Wang  /  Staff reporters

Negotiations are to be held with Fubon Financial Holding Co chairman Daniel Tsai (蔡明忠) over the Taipei New Horizon complex, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday amid a dispute over one floor in the 13-story building.

A standoff between the city and Taipei New Horizon — whose management firm is owned by Fubon — was sparked after the firm rejected the city’s demands that the Fubon subsidiary Taiwan Mobile Co vacate a floor by the end of last month.

Ko dismissed Taipei New Horizon’s strong response and said he was confident that Tsai would be more willing to make concessions.

Taipei Department of Cultural Affairs Commission Ni Chung-hwa (倪重華) denied that negotiations had “broken down,” saying that the talks are a “drawn-out process.”    [FULL  STORY]

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