Shanghai delegation departs at end of twin-city forum

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Shanghai delegation departs at end of twin-city forum

Taipei, Dec. 20 (CNA) Shanghai Executive Vice Mayor Zhou Bo (周波) returned to China Thursday after concluding a twin-city forum with Taipei earlier in the day.

When Zhou and his 135-member delegation arrived at Taipei Songshan Airport, two groups of protesters -- those for and against unification with China -- were shouting at each other.

During the protest, one demonstrator felt ill and was taken to hospital, while airport police arrested seven others.

Due to the incidents, Zhou canceled a speech he was scheduled to give at the airport.

After the forum opened Thursday morning, Zhou visited a daycare center for senior citizens at a public housing project in Songshan District and commended Taipei for its care of the elderly.

(By Liang Pei-chi and Flor Wang)
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