[quote][url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/03/24/BAGHRHTD0O1.DTL]Mayor Gavin Newsom won’t attend a reception today at City Hall or a banquet on Saturday at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, much to the consternation of local Chinese American organizers.
“This is not very logical,” said organizer James V. Chung, a San Francisco insurance agent born in China but raised in Taiwan. Many Chinese American voters are attending the banquet, and Newsom met with the mayor of Shanghai last year. “There is no reason why city mayors should not meet. I cannot figure out why he wants to do this kind of thing against the people.”
Mayoral spokeswoman Darlene Chiu said Newsom will be out of town today and has another event to attend Saturday. The City Hall event is being hosted by the San Francisco-Taipei Sister City Committee, she added, and not by the city.
This is just too outrageous. Taiwan supporters should be up in arms that this USA mayor has not shown the proper dignity and respect to the son of Taiwan and mayor, Ma Yingjiu.
How is China suppose to give Taiwanese the dignity and respect they deserve, if we cannot even get a 2-bit mayor of a gay-marriage supporting city to sit down with a heterosexual Taiwanese with metro-sexual fashion taste.