Date: Oct 10, 2015
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
A recent string of controversies involving the Taipei City Government does
not seem to have affected Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) popularity, with the mayor receiving a warm welcome in Miaoli County yesterday.
Ko visited the county’s Yuanli Town Triangle Rush Exhibition Hall, where he learned about the traditional craft of rush-weaving.
While Ko signed autographs and took photographs with residents, several people shouted: “Greetings to Mr President.”
When reporters asked him what his reaction was, Ko said nervously: “Don’t ask me. Don’t talk nonsense. Cut me some slack, will you?”
After touring the exhibition center, Ko underlined the importance of marketing strategies, which he said could help boost sales of rush-woven handicrafts. [FULL STORY]