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‘Don’t be spiders, be bees’: Han Kuo-yu evokes animal metaphors in advice to KMT

Recalled Kaohsiung mayor did not make final race to be his party’s chairperson

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Han Kuo-yu.

Han Kuo-yu. (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As votes for the Kuomintang (KMT) chairperson were being counted, recalled Kaohsiung mayor and former KMT presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) took to Facebook to offer the four candidates words of advice.

“Do not be spiders, each spinning your own web; be bees and make honey together,” Han said. The metaphorical message was meant to emphasize that without unity, the KMT will remain weak, per UDN.

Han hopes whoever becomes the next chairperson will unite all those in the party, regardless of their various positions. He went on to praise each candidate, claiming they were all “outstanding talents” in the party.

Han said that though the election for the party chairperson is at an end, the “victory of the people” has not yet arrived.

Despite frontrunner Eric Chu (朱立倫) describing Han as having “explosive potential” to lead the KMT last month, Han did not become one of the final candidates in the race.