The China Post
Date: June 22, 2017
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) will lead a delegation on July 2 to a city forum in
Shanghai, at which officials from both cities will exchange views on building healthy cities, according to the Taipei City Government.
Ko and his Shanghai counterpart Ying Yong (應勇) will address the opening ceremony of the forum, which is expected to be attended by a group of city councilors from Taipei, according to a press release issued by the city government.
Three city councilors, Fu Chung-wu (傅中武) of the Kuomintang, Chen Yen-po (陳彥伯) of the New Party and Liang Wen-chieh (梁文傑) of the Democratic Progressive Party, were selected by means of draw to join the Taipei delegation.
Liang said he would like to use the opportunity to visit Shanghai’s free trade zone.
Other city councilors, including the KMT’s Lee Fang-ju (李芳儒), said they will pay their own way to attend the forum, although the official activities might not be open to such attendees from Taipei.