Taipei Mayor planning to visit the US in 2019

Ko Wen-je is preparing for a visit to the US next year as speculation surrounds a possible presidential bid

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/12/18
By: Duncan Deaeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With just days before the Taipei-Shanghai Forum, and in the

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (By Central News Agency)

midst of a disagreement with the central government, the office of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is planning a trip to the United States in 2019.

Following the nine-in-one elections held in November, in which Ko was re-elected, the mayor now finds himself at odds with the central government over the Taipei Dome, and with news of Ko’s potential trip to the U.S., his relationship with the Tsai administration may become increasingly complicated.

There is already speculation that Ko is positioning for himself for a presidential run, possibly as a challenger to Tsai Ing-wen in 2020. However, many remain concerned and skeptical of Ko’s stance on China and cross-strait relations.    [FULL  STORY]

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