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Mayor plans four-day Taiwan visit

SHANGHAI Mayor Han Zheng will pay a four-day visit to Taiwan on April 6 to promote the city's World Expo as well as further cooperation in various fields, a city government spokesman said today.

Invited by Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin, Han will lead a government delegation and take part in a Shanghai-Taipei City Forum to celebrate the Expo, the spokesman said.

The Shanghai team also plans to have talks with representatives from different communities and business fields in Taiwan to enhance communications.

Visits to schools, hospitals and environmental protection schemes and urban buildings are on the schedule for the four-day trip.

The delegation also plans to talk and exchange views with various authorities in Taipei city as well as other cities and counties to seek opportunities for cooperation in economics, culture and technology.

Environmental protection, urban construction and management and civil affair services are also of keen interest.

"We had the plan to go to the island long ago," Han said in Beijing earlier this month.

"The trip this time is to further promote the World Expo on one hand and to enhance cultural and economic ties between Shanghai and Taiwan on the other," he said.

"It will also be an opportunity to personally experience Taiwan's colorful history and culture and cross-strait blood bonds," the mayor said.


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