By: Liu Chien-bang and Ko Lin
At a press conference held Tuesday morning, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) responded to reporters that the city has since been talking with Shanghai officials on the possibility of staging the Taipei-Shanghai forum in June to avoid a conflicting schedule with the Taipei Universiade, which will kick off in August.
The speculation on the forum date was stemmed when Taipei Deputy Mayor Teng Chia-chi (鄧家基) returned from a recent visit to Shanghai. Although there has not been a word of confirmation from the Chinese side, head of the Shanghai’s Taiwan Affairs Office Li Wenhui (李文輝) will apparently arrive in Taipei on Friday to hold discussions on the subject. [FULL STORY]