By: Ku Chuan and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, April 7 (CNA) Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Tuesday that he does not want to see the capital’s landmark Taipei 101 become a place of protests and quarrels, and that there should be rules to manage the use of the skyscraper’s outdoor square.
“The Taipei 101 building is Taipei’s landmark and attracts a lot of tourists,” he said. The last thing he wants to see is the building becoming a focal point for protests and quarrels, Ko said at a press conference after a city administration meeting.
Therefore, Ko has suggested that Chien Yu-yen, head of the city’s Information and Tourism Department, should come up with rules to manage the Taipei 101 square, even though the open space is not owned by the city government but by the building itself. [FULL STORY]