Taipei's new mayor writes a GitBook

Taipei’s (Taiwan’s capital) newly elected mayor, Ko Wen-Je, used gitbook to successfuly publish his campain’s official “whitebook”.

Picture of Ko Wen-Je, Taipei's new mayor

Doctor Ko Wen-Je and his team won the elections this Saturday (see more on the New York Times).

Earlier this week, around wednesday, they decided to publish and share their official political agenda (“whitebook”) as a GitBook, as an act of transparency and openness.

Their “whitebook” was widely successful, being read by nearly 250,000 unique readers, in less than 5 days, gathering more than 36,000 likes on Facebook and millions of page views from Taipei’s citizens, just days before the elections.

It’s interesting to see a politician take this path, embracing the digital era and using e-books to openly share his plan and thoughts with the citizens, this transparency enables debates and ultimately allows citizens to give their thoughts and feedback on a politician’s campaign.

We see GitBook as a platform, that empowers everyone regardless of their social status, age or experience, to openly write and share their ideas. We hope that Dr Ko’s example will inspire many to follow in his steps.

Finally I would to congratulate Dr Ko and his team for their election and I wish them the best of luck for the coming years, hopefully they will help Taipei grow and propser as an international city.

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