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Mayors of Shanghai, Taipei stress closer ties

SHANGHAI and Taipei on Thursday signed four memorandums aiming to boost the cooperation in the fields of public service and exchanges between libraries and districts in an effort to strengthen political, cultural and economic ties between the two cities.
Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong and Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin made keynote speeches at this year's Shanghai-Taipei Forum, each explaining their reform measures.
Shanghai's public service hotline "12345" and its identical Taipei "1999" will conduct exchanges to explore a new model for government hotlines. Shanghai Library and Taipei Public Library will exchange books and staff.
Meanwhile, Shanghai's Putuo and Yangpu districts will cooperate with Taipei's Da'an and Nangang districts in education, technology and tourism.
Han said Shanghai welcomes more Taiwanese companies to invest in Shanghai and the city will make provide convenience for Taiwanese to live and work in Shanghai.


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