Taipei’s exchanges with Chinese cities should be kept, and the issues to be discussed at the
Taipei-Shanghai forum should be diversified, the capital city’s Mayor Ko Wen-je said Thursday.
Ko made the statement at the first meeting of the mainland affairs team formed under his city hall. Team members include scholars, former mainland affairs and national security officials as well as city government officials.
He said his approach toward exchanges with China is promoting the forum to reinforce mutual goodwill, and his two-point conclusion at the end of the meeting is to keep all existing exchanges at various levels with China, and the issues on the agenda of the Taipei-Shanghai forum should be expanded to cover affairs of public concern.