Shanghai Municipal Taiwan Affairs Office Director Li Wenhui met with Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je at Taipei City Hall on the morning of Feb. 18. Ko said previously that the two would discuss the direction of this year's Taipei-Shanghai Twin-City Forum during the meeting. The meeting lasted about half an hour. Afterwards, Li told the media that they have a general direction.
Shanghai Municipal Taiwan Affairs Office Director Li Wenhui arrives at Taipei City Hall for his second meeting with Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je since landing in Taiwan on the 16th. He greeted reporters with a "Happy New Year" but did not answer any questions. After the half-hour meeting, Li said the general direction of the next Taipei-Shanghai Forum has been set.
(Is there a direction for the next Taipei-Shanghai forum?) There is. (What is it?)
Li has been invited to attend the Taipei Lantern Festival before leaving Taiwan. It has been less than three months since last year's forum. Also in attendance at the meeting were the commissioners of Taipei's economic development, cultural affairs, sports, and information and tourism departments. Prior to the meeting, Ko said many aspects of the forum have to be synopsized and the general direction of the next forum discussed.
We expressed our willingness to continue holding (the forum). We will wait for (Shanghai) to confirm the time and date before announcing who will attend on our side. No sensitive or political issues were discussed during the meeting at all. They only discussed the forum.
A Taipei City spokesperson says the forum will focus on topics including youth exchanges, e-sports, e-commerce and logistics. This year's forum will be held in Shanghai and is tentatively scheduled for July or August. The spokesperson also says Ko and Li only discussed the forum during the meeting and no political topics were touched.