The “2023 Shanghai Taipei City Forum” with the theme of “New Trends and New Development” was held in Shanghai on the 30th. Shanghai Mayor Gong Zheng and Taipei Mayor Jiang Wanan attended the forum and delivered opening speeches.
Gong Zheng said that under the careful cultivation and joint care of Shanghai and Taipei, the “Twin Cities Forum” has been successfully held for 13 consecutive years. It has learned from each other and made progress together in the fields of economy, education, medical care, and environmental protection. bring real benefits. The theme of this year’s “Twin Cities Forum” embodies the common expectation of Shanghai and Taipei to further promote the economic and social integration of Shanghai and Taiwan, and also carries the common wish of compatriots on both sides of the strait for the peaceful development of cross-strait relations. The blood of compatriots on both sides of the strait is thicker than water, and brotherhood is deep. Peace, development, exchanges, and cooperation are the common aspirations of the people on both sides of the strait. With a more open attitude and more pragmatic measures, we will provide more powerful assistance for the development of Taiwan compatriots and Taiwanese enterprises, especially Taiwanese youths, in Shanghai. We welcome more Taiwan compatriots to visit the mainland and visit Shanghai. We believe that only with national rejuvenation and national prosperity can Chinese people on both sides of the strait live a prosperous and happy life. We also believe that as long as we work together and work together, we will be able to create a bright future for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Jiang Wan’an said that the trip to the “Twin Cities Forum” was not easy. It was to find values that could be discussed and shared under the unsettled cross-strait relations. Shanghai is an amazing city, and Taipei is a very unique city. Taipei and Shanghai are two cities advancing in the history of the great era. Any city must catch up with the world trend and catch the train of development in order to create well-being for urban residents. We are eager to do a good job in urban governance in the great era. However, the “Twin Cities Forum” between Taipei and Shanghai is not limited to the role of urban governance. The “Twin Cities Forum” also shoulders the important and key indicator significance in cross-strait relations. Cross-Strait relations are just like sailing a river. We need to find our way in the face of difficulties and calmly think in the fog. Especially at this moment, we should cherish such a forum: pragmatic dialogue, rational dialogue, and sincere dialogue. When the two cities can successfully resolve differences and eliminate confrontation, the chain effect of win-win will be unlimited. The two cities are good, and the two sides are good. We must be patient and have confidence.
Witnessed by the leaders of the two places, the two sides signed three memorandums of exchange and cooperation in the exhibition industry, low-carbon, and badminton. Up to now, the “Twin Cities Forum” has signed 45 memorandums of exchange and cooperation.
The heads of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology and the Information Bureau of the Taipei City Government gave keynote speeches. After the main forum, three sub-forums were held: digital economy, low-carbon sustainability, and smart healthcare.
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