Wed, Sep 24, 2003 - Page 4 News List

Hsinchu celebrates ties with its Texas sister city


Hsinchu established sisterhood ties Monday with the city of Plano, located north of Dallas, Texas, with officials and citizens from both sides witnessing the gala event.

Hsinchu Mayor Lin Jung-tzer (林政則) and Plano Mayor Pat Evans jointly endorsed a sister-city agreement at a ceremony held at the Plano City Council to further bolster trade, business, education, cultural and tourism ties between the two cities.

More than 100 Taiwanese guests, including several residents from Hsinchu who have been living in Plano for many years, attended the ceremony.

Addressing the ceremony, Edward Feng (馮維彰), representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, said Hsinchu is not only renowned for its high-technology industry, but also for its scenic environment and delicious local snack foods.

Feng said Plano, a science-technology city with modern and well-planned urbanization, has made "a smart decision" by entering into sisterhood ties with Hsinchu City.

Evans gave the red-carpet treatment to the 25-member delegation from Hsinchu, culminating in her hosting a dinner party in their honor at her own home on Sunday.

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