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Relocated Taiwan Pavilion readies to open in Hsinchu

The China Post news staff--The Hsinchu City Government is moving closer to completing reconstruction work on the Taiwan Pavilion, which received millions of visitors at the Shanghai World Expo.

Municipal government officials have appointed well-known singer Wei Li-an (also known as William Wei) as one of the ambassadors of the city's new landmark.

The government has not yet made a formal announcement on the exact opening date of the relocated pavilion, but they stressed that "it's drawing closer."

The city held a special ceremony to introduce Wei as the spokesman for the project. Wei, who has won a Golden Melody Award as best new artist and received nominations for many other awards, debuted a new song he wrote for the Taiwan Pavilion at the event.

Chang Yi-jun, a native Hsinchu resident and the only Taiwanese performing member of the world-famous Cirque du Soleil, gave a performance of his dancing skills at the ceremony.

Hsinchu City beat out other bidders to purchase the Taiwan Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo, with a plan to reconstruct the popular pavilion as a new landmark in the city to help attract more tourists and elevate the global status of the city.

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