Taipei mayor to invite Xi to Taipei Universiade

‘NOT THAT GREAT’As the games are to be held during typhoon season, leeway days are to be allocated in case of cancelations, the organizing committee spokesman said

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 13, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said he is unlikely to meet Chinese President

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je yesterday holds up a lucky charm that he was given by Democratic Progressive Party Taipei City Councilor Lin Shih-tsung during in a question-and-answer session at the Taipei City Council. Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

Xi Jinping (習近平) when he visits China in June for the Taipei-Shanghai Forum, but will forward an invitation for Xi to attend the opening ceremony of the Taipei Summer Universiade in August.

When asked by Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Taipei City Councilor Chin Huei-chu (秦慧珠) to comment on news reports indicating a possible Ko-Xi meeting in June, the mayor said: “I am not that great.”
Ko said the Taipei City Government is in the process of organizing dates for the forum with Shanghai officials, who are considering holding it from June 25 to 27.

He said his delegation is considering visiting Beijing to deliver an invitation to officials overseeing China’s preparations for the Universiade.

Chin asked Ko whether he would invite other high-ranking Beijing officials should Xi turn down his invitation, to which Ko replied: “[The plan] is not that grand.”    [FULL  STORY]

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