Major China delegation looking for opportunities


TAIPEI–A large Chinese delegation from Liaoning Province in northeastern China arrived in Taiwan yesterday.

The delegation, seeking cultural exchanges, will have more than 800 members and will arrive in several groups.

The first group, to be headed by Liaoning Governor Chen Zhengguo, was expected to arrive late in the evening and stay in Taiwan for eight days.

It will be the first Chinese provincial level delegation to visit Taiwan this year.

Earlier Tuesday, Nanjing Mayor Ji Jiaye also arrived at the head of a delegation of more than 100 members.

Ji’s mission is to solicit Taiwanese businesses to take part in a Taiwan trade show in Nanjing.

Many groups in the Nanjing delegation also said they plan to sign purchase pacts with major Taiwanese companies such as Acer, Asustek, and Formosa Petrochemical Corp.

The visit is also aimed at helping Taiwanese businesses to tap more deeply into the Chinese market and to boost ties with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council to polish the “Made in Taiwan” brand.