Taipei to learn from Netherlands: mayor

TAIPEI--Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said Thursday that he considers the Netherlands to be an excellent model for Taipei to learn from and plans to visit the country next year.

Shortly after winning the mayoral election in November 2014, Ko said Taipei would overtake Singapore within eight years, but changed his mind after six months in office.

His change of heart came about after realizing that former President Lee Teng-hui had led Taiwan along a "democratic path," that meant it could never be like Singapore, according to the Taipei mayor.

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Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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