Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je poses for pictures with supporters on the campaign trail last November. Photo: AFP

Taipei’s ‘nonconformist’ mayor Ko Wen-je tries to paint himself as person Beijing can trust despite past stance on independence

  • Independent politician uses trip to mainland China to express support for friendly relations, saying we are all part of ‘one big family’
  • Careful positioning offers Ko a chance to present himself as an alternative to traditional mainland friendly opposition
Topic |   Taiwan elections 2020

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Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je poses for pictures with supporters on the campaign trail last November. Photo: AFP
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