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Ko Wen-je to attend Shanghai forum

’SMART CITY’ PLANS:The Taipei mayor is to make a speech at the Taipei-Shanghai Forum on July 2, the day after the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party

By Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, front, on Saturday takes aim at a ball during a flag presentation ceremony at Taipei’s Dongyuan Elementary School ahead of this year’s Little League Baseball Asia-Pacific Regional Tournament in South Korea.

Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

The Taipei City Government yesterday confirmed that Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is to attend the Taipei-Shanghai Forum in China and make a speech at its July 2 opening ceremony.

The annual twin-city forum between Taipei and Shanghai is to be held at the Shanghai Oriental Riverside Hotel’s International Convention Center, where Ko is expected to meet Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong (應勇), Taipei City Government spokesperson Liu Yi-ting (劉奕霆) said yesterday.

This year’s forum is to focus on the theme of a “healthy city,” with community hygiene, environmental protection, “smart cities” and lifestyle services, and youth entrepreneurship being the four other main topics to be discussed, Liu said.

Four memorandums of understanding are expected to be signed between the two cities, he said.

The agreements are expected to be on academic exchanges between National Taipei University and Shanghai University, exchanges of development ideas focused on Taipei’s Neih