City Introduces New Deputy Spokesperson
On May 1, City Spokesperson Liu Yi-ting announced that Mayor Ko Wen-je has chosen Chen Ssu-yu for the role of Deputy Spokesperson of city hall.Chen served at Taipei City Government Secretariat’s Media Affairs Division before taking on her new role.According to Liu, Ko places great emphasis on maintaining relationships with the media. The task is assigned to Chen as a way to encourage aspiring young people. Chen will assist the spokesperson in handling public announcements. Liu noted that the city government will adjust its announcement mechanism regarding issues of city agencies as well as major policies. Further discussion will be needed before details of adjustments are made public.Liu added that Chen became familiar with city policy marketing and built media relationships during her stint in the Department of Information and Tourism. Since 2017, she has developed smooth communication channels with the mayor and commissioners of city agencies when working at the Media Affairs Division. He believes Chen’s experience will help clarify city policies to the public.