Taipei’s independent mayor, Ko Wen-je (centre), is considered a wild card in Taiwan’s upcoming presidential election. Photo: AFP

Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je stokes speculation of Taiwan presidential run with plan to launch new party

  • Ko’s aides say the mayor’s political consultant submitted a notice to the Ministry of the Interior to establish the ‘Taiwanese People’s Party’
  • Mayor sidesteps questions when asked if he planned to enter the presidential race
Topic |   Taiwan elections 2020

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Taipei’s independent mayor, Ko Wen-je (centre), is considered a wild card in Taiwan’s upcoming presidential election. Photo: AFP
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Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je meets Liu Jieyi, head of mainland’s Taiwan Affairs Office in Shanghai on Friday. Photo: Handout

Possible Taiwan presidential candidate Ko Wen-je meets head of mainland China’s Taiwan Affairs Office

  • Taipei mayor meets Liu Jieyi at end of three-day visit to Shanghai
  • Officials agree Taiwan, mainland are part of ‘one big family’
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Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je meets Liu Jieyi, head of mainland’s Taiwan Affairs Office in Shanghai on Friday. Photo: Handout
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