The Taipei City mayor election is now a five-horse race with former Tainan County Magistrate Su Huan-chih throwing his hat into the ring.
The Taipei City mayor election is now a five-way race with independent candidate Winifred Tung and former Tainan County Magistrate Su Huan-chih throwing their hats into the ring. Su is running on the platforms of residential justice, attacking the low birth rate, and youth solutions.
Su Huan-chih, Taiwan Renewal Party Convener: “We have to provide solutions for the next generation.”
Pan-green candidate Chen Shih-chung, whose campaign is being run by former Vice President Chen Chien-jen, has former Taipei City Police Commissioner Frank Chiu running his campaign office in Xinyi District. Chen recently criticized the incumbent administration for failing to build even half an MRT line in eight years. In response, Deputy Mayor Vivian Huang said Chen should do his homework as the Wanda Line is currently under construction. Chiang Wan-an, meanwhile, criticized the job Chen did managing the epidemic.
Chiang Wan-an, Taipei City Mayor Candidate (KMT): “If Chen Shih-chung had only given the same effort to epidemic prevention as he has to his campaign, we wouldn't be standing here on this scorching day sweating in masks.”
Vivian Huang, Taipei City Mayor Candidate (TPP): “The Wanda Line is being built as we speak. Does Chen Shih-chung know what he's talking about?”
Chen Shih-chung, Taipei City Mayor Candidate (DPP): “We don't need to go overboard like this. Everyone agrees that traffic in Neihu and around Neihu Technology Park is really bad. They didn't do a good job planning, but to pull it back all the way to the Ma Ying-jeou era is a bit ridiculous.”
Chen says his short-term plans for improving Neihu traffic include better management, road improvement, dispersion, and mandatory carpooling, and that the MRT is only a long-term solution.