Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je has arrived in Shanghai for the annual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum. The mayor received a warm welcome from Shanghai officials, including the city's Taiwan affairs director Li Wenhui. He went on a tour of a deep-water port. And he fielded questions about a politically sensitive meeting that could be ahead.
The Taipei mayor disembarked the plane and was greeted by the director of the Shanghai Municipal Taiwan Affairs Office and Shanghai's vice mayor. After a short rendezvous over tea, Ko boarded a bus for a tour of Yangshan Port.
This is an engineering project China is very proud of. That bridge over the sea alone is 32 kilometers long. It's incredible!
For many parts of Ko's tour, it was no cameras allowed. The mayor himself, in a rare show of caution, read a prepared statement word for word. [FULL STORY]