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The Present Situation and Prospects for Taiwan

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On November 2014, Dr. Wen-Je Ko, an independent and a political novice, was elected as the mayor of Taipei City, Taiwan. As a surgeon who had served as the head of the Intensive Care Unit at National Taiwan University Hospital for 17 years, Mayor Ko brings a much different set of skills and new thinking to his task than other politicians. Mayor Ko says he aims to overcome the ideological obstacles of being associated with a political party and directly appeals to the needs of the people. What does that mean for how Taiwan addresses its domestic and international challenges? Join us as Mayor Ko shares his experiences in politics, including his governing concepts and values as well as his opinions on Taiwan’s domestic and international situations and its future development.