DAILY SABAH - SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
The Chinese coastal city Taizhou near the East China Sea is looking forward to expanded maritime cooperation with Turkey. "We are on the route of the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road; therefore, we are looking forward to expanding our cooperation with countries and cities that are part of the same project," Ms. Lihui Wu, the vice mayor of Taizhou city in China's Zhejiang province, told a group of Turkish journalist who visited the city as part of China Radio International's (CRI) visit on Sept. 22-23. "Thus, we look forward to expanding our maritime cooperation with Turkey," Vice Mayor Wu added. China's southeast Taizhou city has historically been on important trade routes. Italian voyager Marco Polo came to Taizhou more than 700 years ago along the Maritime Silk Road and described it as a city of creature comforts and happiness. Today, with a population over 6 million, the city is on the route of the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road.