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Mayor of Taipei Ko Wen-je in India to promote Taipei City as the venue of Taipei Summer Universiade 2017

Posted : 12 April 2017 01:56:28 | By TWO Bureau | New Delhi

Mayor of Taipei Ko Wen-je in India to promote Taipei City as the venue of Taipei Summer Universiade 2017

Taipei City is promoting itself as a must-visit for international tourists. With a focus on Asia and “Go South” learning, Mayor Ko Wen-je recently headed a “New Go South” expedition, which on its last stop, came to India. The goal was to open up market opportunities and to conduct capital city diplomacy and tourism promotion. The Mayor introduced three Taiwan “National Treasure” artists, Chu Lu-hao, Liao Chung-chih, and Chang Chen-chieh, who jointly presented a performance showcase of Taiwan culture. In addition, preferential Taipei-travel incentives were presented to encourage related India enterprises and group travelers to visit. Measures designed to entice Bollywood directors and crews to visit Taipei for film shoots were also discussed. It is part of Taipei’s quest to vie with the world’s other major international cities for a slice of the big South Asia tourism-market pie.          


The Mayor of Taipei, Ko Wen-je also announced Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan as the host city for the 2017 Summer Universiade.



The Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The name is a combination of the words "University" and "Olympiad".


Second to the Olympic Games, The Univesiade is staged every two years in different cities. The Summer Universiade consists of 14 compulsory sports and up to 3 optional sports chosen by the host country which includes Archery, Athletics, Basketball, Fencing, Football, Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Judo, Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis and Volleyball.


The 12 days sports event is the only summer multi-sport event in the world that connects students at both academic and athletic levels and is broadcasted by more than 100 TV channels.



Talking about the upcoming event, Ko Wen-je, Mayor of Taipei commented, "This is a very exciting opportunity for Taipei in terms of growth in tourism and visibility in the sporting arena. We are expecting a large number of tourists and participants from India during the event.

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