By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je pointed out Monday that the issue on cross-strait relations is an
important “homework” reserved exclusively for the president of the Republic of China.
Ko made the remarks in response to media queries while accompanying children from the Ying-Qiao Elementary School in Taipei on a field trip to experience a day’s labor on urban farming.
“The motive behind this educational trip is for children to appreciate the fruits of the farmer’s labor,” Ko said.
Asked whether President Ma Ying-jeou’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping last week would pose pressure on Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen, Ko said the question is not about putting peer pressure, but a responsibility that the R.O.C. president has to contend with during his/her time in office. [FULL STORY]