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Shanghai mayor arrives in Taipei to promote World Expo

2010-04-06 15:59 BJT

Special Report: Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

TAIPEI, April 6 (Xinhua) -- A Shanghai municipal government delegation of about 260 people, headed by mayor Han Zheng, arrived in Taipei Tuesday morning, kicking off a four-day visit to promote the upcoming Shanghai World Expo.

On landing at Taipei Songshan Airport, Han said the visit was intended to boost exchanges between Shanghai and Taipei, and invited the people of Taipei to the Expo, which runs from May 1 to Oct. 31.

Tuesday afternoon, the mayor is scheduled to attend the "Shanghai- Taipei Forum," where the two cities will sign four memorandums of understanding, and visit Taipei Municipal Zhongshan Girls High School.

Han's busy schedule includes visiting environment protection facilities, construction sites, street markets and a ride on Taipei's subway.

The delegation's members will have in-depth exchanges with their Taipei counterparts on issues of economy, culture, tourism, agriculture and environment protection.

The delegation will also visit Taipei county, Taichung city and Taoyuan county in the island.

Editor: Jin Lin | Source: Xinhua