Although Shen Fu-hsiung (沈富雄) has been an active member in the political arena and mass media for a number of years, the announcement last Friday of his candidacy for the Taipei Mayoral election still took many by surprise.

In a candid interview with ICRT, Shen gave the reasons for his decision to run against the KMT’s candidate Sean Lien and opposition candidate Ko Wen-je, who is supported by the DPP, and whether he will give up halfway.