KAOHSIUNG • For several hours yesterday, a grassy patch of land in southern Taiwan was turned into a sea of blue and red by tens of thousands of supporters of the island's latest political star, Mr Han Kuo-yu.
Waving Taiwan's flag, the crowd blew horns and shouted "dong suan! dong suan! (elected, elected!)" as Mr Han, a 61-year-old former agriculture official from Taipei, urged them to vote him into Kaohsiung city hall on Saturday.