Radio Taiwan International
The Taipei City Government announced on Monday that the annual twin-cities forum with Shanghai will
take place this year on July 2. This year Shanghai will host the forum, which has garnered attention in the face of stalled relations between Taiwan and China.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je says he has expressed goodwill to the city of Shanghai, and that it’s now up to the hosts to show their sincerity.
Taipei City Government’s deputy spokesperson Chen Ssu-yu said Monday that the itinerary will be made public as soon as the details are set. She said Taipei has insisted that the two cities participate on equal footing.
“In the process of making arrangements with Shanghai, the Taipei City Government has insisted on the principles of equality and dignity, so as I have said, this will largely be a meeting between Mayor Ko and Shanghai’s Mayor Ying,” said Chen. [FULL STORY]