Plenty of light entertainment was provided today by the return of Kuo Kuan-ying, the raving mainlander bigot and former GIO employee in Toronto, to claim his pension. The pro-KMT China Post wrote:
Fan Lanqin, homophones in Chinese for “pan-blue respectable,” is the pen name Kuo used to write articles insulting the native-born islanders of the now nominally existing province of Taiwan.Chang An-loh (-le) is one of the island's most prominent gangsters, with old connections to the KMT security apparatus dating back to the 1980s. Chang now resides in China. Chang is solidly pro-KMT and his Bamboo Union gang often appears in stories like this (post on Chang at Taiwan Matters!). A couple of years ago I wrote in a post on Tang Yi-shou, the bullet maker in the Chen Assassination case who fled Taiwan to live in China with Chang...
He calls himself a “superior out-of-province” man and the islanders “Taiwan yokels” and describes Taiwan as a “Ghost Island,” a renegade province of the People's Republic which should take it over by force and place it under military rule.
More than 100 islanders tried to mob Kuo when he arrived at Taoyuan International Airport from Toronto via Vancouver at 6 a.m. yesterday.
But a score of black-dressed young men tried to shield Kuo, and a few of the protesting crowd, including a press reporter, complained they were beaten up, airport police said.
Chang An-loh, a founder of the Bamboo Union mob family now staying in China, told the TVBS cable TV channel he sent members of his “Chinese Unification Promotion Party” in Taipei to protect Kuo, who is an old friend.
Maddog reminded me in a private email that Chang An-lo is connected to Lin Chen-chieh, that gentleman who beat up a democracy supporter on TV -- and who showed up at Shih Ming-teh's anti-Chen protest and wanted to be his bodyguard (Lin is actually Chairman of Chang An-lo's political party). Wang Lan, who runs the female arm of the Bamboo Union gang, the Phoenix Corps, also volunteered to help bodyguard Shih Ming-teh. These gangsters are all pro-Blue -- Chang has ancient connections to Taiwan's martial law-era security services and was involved in the 1984 murder of writer Henry Liu -- just to keep the dizzying conections coming -- who was once a dinner pal of current PFP Chairman and KMT turncoat James Soong. Shih Ming-teh himself is connected to Chen Yu-hao, the notorious embezzler, who is apparently under the thumb of the Chinese government. Chang and his Bamboo Union gang pals all have China connections as well.The Taipei Times gave a much more detailed account of the affray:
As Kuo walked toward the lobby, he was confronted by a group of DPP supporters including Taipei City Councilor Wang Hsiao-wei (王孝維), Chang Chia-ling (張嘉玲) and Chien Shu-pei (簡舒培). The latter two have expressed an interest in running in city council elections later this year.In both stories people actually publicly cheer Kuo on. Ouch. I especially love the detail of the " about 20 men wearing black" who accompanied Kuo -- clearly high-class mainlanders, every one.
“Kuo Kuan-ying apologize, Kuo Kuan-ying apologize,” the crowd shouted, while others said: “I am a taibazi [“Taiwanese redneck,”台巴子],” referring to a term Kuo used in one of his articles to describe Taiwanese.
Flanked by about 20 men wearing black, Kuo did not respond, but some of his supporters shouted back: “What nonsense are you talking about. Why should [Kuo] apologize?”
A fierce melee then broke out between DPP supporters and Kuo’s escorts, with Wang later claiming that Kuo’s escorts beat up several DPP supporters and reporters.
Kuo was pushed into a waiting vehicle, prompting a high-speed car chase by several reporters’ vehicles on the freeway from Taoyuan to Taipei and then along streets in Taipei City.
The chase ended when Kuo got out of the car and walked onto Minquan Bridge in Neihu, with photographers in hot pursuit. Kuo then jumped into a waiting taxi, which sped away.
Kuo’s driver performed a number of dangerous maneuvers while driving at high speed to try to lose chasing cars. At one point, he drove the wrong way down streets, running red lights and hitting an ETTV cable channel vehicle while making a high-speed turn near Wuxing Street.
An employee at the China Unification Promotion Party (CUPP), established by Chang An-le, said the party had arranged for different cars to carry Kuo during the chase, including two taxis belonging to the Grand Chinese Taxi Association, a chapter of the party.
On one occasion during the chase, Kuo walked into 〝Zhongxiao-Fuxing MRT station, where he was confronted by Chang Chia-ling and her supporters, with several passengers cheering for Kuo.
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