From bath sponges to cellphone stands, candidates in the island’s election are handing out all sorts of gifts to woo voters
South China Morning Post
Date: 15 November, 2015
With two months to go before Taiwan’s 2016 elections, politicians are trying to boost their
chances by giving away gifts that include everything from facial masks to bath sponges – but are steering clear of inauspicious items such as handkerchiefs.
Kuomintang Vice-chairman Hau Lung-pin, a candidate for Keelung’s legislative council, had recently given cereal to people at the city’s train station, Taiwan’s United Daily News said.
Keeping Kuomintang mosquitoes at bay. Photo: United Daily News
Another of the party’s legislative members, Chiang Chi-chen, had given mosquito repellent to people in the south, where there have been recent outbreaks of dengue fever, while other KMT members had given away facial masks, it reported.
Democratic Progressive Party candidates had given away such household items as bath sponges, kitchen towels and cellphone stands. [FULL STORY]