Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je yesterday landed in New York, kicking off his nine-day tour of the US. The independent politician, who is broadly considered to have presidential ambitions, had quite a colorful entourage accompanying him. They included an independence activist, Chilly Chen, who has threatened to dog the mayor of Taiwan’s capital with protests wherever he goes, along with Ko’s fans on social media and former Taipei city councilor Tung Chung-yan .
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je posed for photos behind the airport’s glass doors before setting off for America. The mainstream media were in his entourage but there were even more social media activists, who were fans of Ko’s. [FULL STORY]