Fans greet Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu on his return to Taiwan on Thursday after his trip to the United States. Photo: CNA

Will Taiwan’s opposition Kuomintang draft its star mayor into the race for president against Terry Gou?

  • KMT chairman says the fair thing to do would be to draft Han Kuo-yu into the party’s primaries in a field that this week expanded to include billionaire Terry Gou
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Fans greet Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu on his return to Taiwan on Thursday after his trip to the United States. Photo: CNA
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.