Tseng Po-yu walks along the narrow sidewalks made dim by the overhead awnings, between the bank of parked motorbikes on one side and the one-room shops and restaurants on the other. Wearing the brightly colored vest of a Taiwanese candidate for public office, into these shops and restaurants she ventures, bowing to the customers and shopkeepers, offering each person a packet of Kleenex with her photograph on it and explaining that she, a member of the Green Party in New Taipei City’s 11th district, would appreciate their vote for national legislature.

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