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Taiwan's new 'CEO mayor' plays up economic goals over China ties

Han Kuo-yu of the pro-Beijing Kuomintang stunned the president's party in Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung Mayor-elect Han Kuo-yu, who described himself as a "bald guy who sells vegetables" during the campaign, celebrates his victory on Nov. 25.   © Reuters

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan -- Three days after a stunning election win, the mayor-elect of the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung made his first public appearance since polling day with an impromptu broadcast on Facebook.

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