17 Feb '12, 6am

Taiwan county wants Jeremy Lin as honorary resident

Taiwan county wants Jeremy Lin as honorary resident

TAIPEI: Taiwan's Changhua county, the ancestral home of New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin, said it plans to make the US-born player an honorary resident as the NBA phenomenon continues to wow the island. "Lin is the glory of Changhua and the pride of Taiwan. We are planning to make him an honorary resident to recognise his outstanding performance," the county government said in a statement on Friday. Taiwan is firmly in the grasp of "Lin-sanity," with his fans ranging from President Ma Ying-jeou to local teenagers craving for any news related to the NBA sensation. Ma, a Harvard graduate as is Lin, gave a thumbs-up when asked by reporters to comment on the basketball star on Thursday while a number of top government officials have also jumped onto the Lin bandwagon this week. "Lin led the New York Knicks to six victories in a row. He is awesome," economics minister Shih Yen-s...

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