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Mayor says deputy's Taiwan independence statement will not affect Shanghai forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A statement by his deputy describing Taiwan as an independent, self-ruling nation will not sink plans for a forum with the Chinese city of Shanghai next week, Taipei City ...

Ko says limited exchanges better than none ahead of Shanghai-Taipei Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has spoken in favor of maintaining exchanges with China ahead of the annual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum scheduled for Dec. 1. Ko will virtua...

Ko Wen-je does not rule out a virtual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People's Party (TPP) Chairman and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) expressed his hope on Saturday (Oct. 2) that the annual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum could be conve...

Taipei-Shanghai forum kicks off amid frayed cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Taipei-Shanghai Twin City Forum is being held virtually on Wednesday (July 22) amid the coronavirus pandemic and at a time when cross-strait relations are at a ...

Taipei mayor to meet Shanghai's new chief in virtual forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei-Shanghai City forum will be held in Taipei on Wednesday (July 22), with representatives from Shanghai, including its newly appointed Mayor Gong Zheng (龔正), to t...

Taipei-Shanghai forum to be held virtually amid coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has said the Taipei-Shanghai forum will be held virtually later this year amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and strained cross-strait t...

Shanghai official arrives in Taiwan, will meet with Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shanghai Municipal Taiwan Affairs Office Director Li Wenhui (李文輝) has arrived in Taiwan and will meet with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) tomorrow. A Taipei City Governme...

Taipei mayor to meet Chinese government’s Taiwan Affairs Office chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) would meet the Chinese government’s Taiwan Affairs Office chief Liu Jieyi (劉結一) Friday (July 5) at 5 p.m. at a hotel in Shanghai, a...

Taipei mayor repeats claim that Taiwanese and Chinese are part of one family

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) repeated his contentious claim that the Taiwanese and Chinese are part of the same family at the opening of the Taipei-Shanghai Forum on Thurs...

Taipei mayor likely to meet senior Chinese officials on China trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Friday, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) denied he had plans to meet with Liu Jieyi (劉結一), director of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO), next week during a forum i...

Shanghai Vice Mayor confronted by Taiwan independence protesters at airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Executive Vice Mayor of Shanghai Zhou Bo (周波) had his farewell speech cut short yesterday (Dec. 20) by a flurry of activists who turned up at the airport chanting pro-Taiw...

Taipei Mayor hosts banquet welcoming Shanghai delegation to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Wednesday evening, Dec. 19, a Taipei City government delegation headed by Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) held a welcome dinner for a delegation from China for the Taipei-Shangha...

Taipei Mayor planning to visit the US in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With just days before the Taipei-Shanghai Forum, and in the midst of a disagreement with the central government, the office of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is planning a t...

Shanghai TAO officials return to China after visit to Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the afternoon of Dec. 11, the delegation from China’s Shanghai branch of the Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) left Taipei to return to Shanghai after three days in the...

Han Kuo-yu turns down Ko Wen-je's invitation to attend Taipei-Shanghai Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) extended an invitation to newly elected Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kou-yu (韓國瑜) to attend the upcoming Taipei-Shanghai Forum on Dec. 20, Han ha...