Taipei-Shanghai Forum to take place on Dec. 20

The forum will focus on the circular economy

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/11/26
By: Jessica Oy, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Ko and his supporters celebrate in the early morning of Nov. 25.
(By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Since Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) re-election was confirmed through Taiwan’s local elections on Nov. 24. The date for the Taipei-Shanghai Forum has finally been set on Thursday Dec. 20, according to Yi-ting Liu (劉奕霆), a spokesman for the Taipei City Government.

The Central News Agency (CNA) today quoted Liu as saying that the theme of the Taipei-Shanghai Forum will focus on “circular economy”. Further, the organizer plans to invite Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong (應勇) to attend the meeting. Details will be announced as soon as possible, according to Liu.

In an earlier report today, CNA quoted an insider who said that the forum could be held in the middle or late December.

The source said that according to the municipal government’s schedule, the heads of the government will resign on December 18, and the re-elected mayor Ko will take office on the 25th, while on the 31st of December, New Year’s celebrations have already been scheduled.    [FULL  STORY]

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