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Academic Delegation from Houston Visits City Hall

Deputy Mayor Chou Li-fang along with a number of city officials met with a delegation from University of St. Thomas, Houston at City Hall on January 7. Led by Hans Stockton, Associate Dean & Professor Director of Center for International Studies, the delegation comprises 15 outstanding students who are visiting Taipei to learn more about the capital.

As Taipei and Houston have established sister city ties since 1961, Chou extended her warm welcome to the dignitaries and invited them to help promote the upcoming international events to be hosted by Taipei—World Design Capital 2016, Velo-city Global 2016, and Taipei Universiade 2017.
Answering the students’ questions about Taipei’s advantages and its position in the world, the deputy mayor noted that Taipei boasts an open government, passionate citizenry, and inclusive society. Mayor Ko Wen-je is especially keen on improving the city’s social welfare network and medical system as well as creating a livable city.
Chou also exchanged opinions with the visitors concerning the topics of cityscape maintenance, transportation efficiency, disadvantaged group welfare, water conservation, and others.