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Publication Date : 01-03-2013
300 sets of twins flooded into Yuanshan Park in Taipei City on Thursday for a unique convention
The city of Taipei welcomed 300 sets of twins yesterday, alongside a smidgen of sibling rivalry.
Three hundred sets of twins, from infants to septuagenarians, flocked to Taipei's sprawling Yuanshan Park on Thursday for a convention organised by the Taipei City Government.
Wang Chen-en and Wang Chen-rou, 13, were among the 101 “dragon-and-phoenix pairs,” a Chinese expression that means boy-girl twins.
Wang Chen-en is the older brother but is 10 cm shorter and 20 kg lighter, which has led everybody to believe he's the younger twin. That has troubled him since he was a little boy, according to his parents.
Presiding at the festival, Taipei City Mayor Hau Lung-pin assured the boy that he is in for a growth spurt.
“When I was in junior high school, I was 2 centimetres shorter than you,” said Hau. “Going by your parents' height, you will be taller than your sister for sure.”
'Happiness in Taipei: Twins of Taiwan Unite' is a twins convention held by the Taipei City Department of Civil Affairs.