Taipei, Prague Sign Sister City Agreement|率團訪捷克 柯文哲:不受壓迫是普世價值

During his tour of Europe, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je signed a sister city agreement with Czech capital Prague. Meanwhile, a legislator-elect from Ko's TPP expressed her hope for Huang Kuo-chang to become their vice chairperson.

Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je is currently on a tour of Europe, and one of the stops on the itinerary was a visit with the Czech Parliament's Czech Republic-Taiwan Friendship Group. During this trip, Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib defied Chinese pressure to sign a sister city agreement with Taipei. Ko said his counterpart is friendly towards Taiwan and refuses to be repressed. He added that he doesn't like to be limited when it comes to exchanges with other cities, as this is a universal value. Back in Taiwan, Legislator-elect Tsai Pi-ju of Ko's Taiwan People's Party expressed her hope that Huang Kuo-chang of the New Power Party can become the TPP's vice chairperson. Ko said he prefers not to stretch Huang thin.

We can discuss it, but he's still a member of the New Power Party. It's not good to be stretched thin. (Huang Kuo-chang, Lee Yen-hsiu, and Hsinchu City Mayor Lin Chih-chien have all been mentioned as your potential successors as mayor. What are your thoughts on these candidates, Mr. Mayor?) It's too early to talk about that, there are still more than two and a half years left in the term. Anyway, the will of the public will prevail. That's what I think. Those who are interested can start making preparations.

The TPP aims to become the biggest political party, and it is eyeing magisterial and mayoral seats now that it has entered the legislature. Tsai has already begun recruiting on behalf of the party, although Ko did reprimand her from half a world away. As a result, Tsai was much more guarded in a later interview.

(Let's talk about Huang Kuo-chang's capabilities.) Yes, we really shouldn't stretch people thin. We should continue with what we're doing, so I went to learn and show my professionalism today. I think this is the biggest help for Chairperson Ko.

Tsai is currently preparing for the new legislative session, and went to the legislature on the morning of Jan. 16 to familiarize herself with the environment and legislative affairs. Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Ker Chien-ming previously said the legislature needs professionals, not morons. The new legislative session will be a challenge for the TPP and legislature itself.

正在歐洲出訪的台北市長柯文哲,拜會捷克友台小組,由於布拉格市長賀吉普,不顧北京的強硬態度,與台北市簽署締結姐妹市,對此柯文哲認為,賀吉普對台灣友善,不喜歡被壓迫,與各國城市交流,也不喜歡被限制,這是普世價格,不過,他率領的民眾黨首入國會,新科立委蔡壁如拋出希望黃國昌能擔任民眾黨副主席的想法,柯文哲說,不要太過度消費他。

台北市長 柯文哲表示:「可以討論看看,不過人家還在時代力量,有時候不要太過度消費人家。(現是黃國昌、李彥秀、還有新竹市長林智堅都被點名,市長怎麼看這些人選,誰是接班人?) 這還早吧,還有兩年半以上,也許在這段時間,反正到時候民意會決定,我倒覺得這是這樣,有興趣的人都可以開始準備。」

志在成為第一大黨的民眾黨,不只國會,各縣市的布局,也備受外界期待,只是立法院新會期還沒開議,蔡壁如已經在著手找人才,有了柯文哲的跨海提醒,蔡壁如受訪時,顯得保守許多。

台灣民眾黨立委當選人 蔡壁如表示:「(黃國昌的能量來說?)對,真的不要再消費人家了,我們就應該要就是一樣,所以今天來學習上課,專業展現出來,我想對柯主席來講就是最大的幫助。」
柯文哲:出生於臺灣新竹市,外科醫師,現任台大醫院創傷醫學部主任,亦是台大醫學院教授。為台灣器官標準移植程序的建立者,也是首位將葉克膜技術引進台灣的醫師。2014年臺北市長選舉中,柯文哲以無黨籍身份參選,獲民主進步黨與台聯支持。 ...更多