Taipei mayor candidates talk housing, welfare policies
The main candidates vying for Taipei mayor in Taiwan's year-end elections have started to outline their policies, with two of them recently focusing on their housing policies and another talking up policies on sports and the well-being of city residents.
Former Deputy Taipei Mayor Huang Shan-shan proposed a revised social housing policy and housing help for elderly residents, while Chen Shih-chung of the Democratic Progressive Party vowed to build new social housing units and lower rents.
The KMT's Chiang Wan-an, meanwhile, focused on the health of local residents, pledging to give city residents free access to public sports and fitness venues.
Taiwan's elections for the heads of its 22 cities and counties, including Taipei, will be held on 26 November.