Our History

.: 1991

August, 1991
The Newton City Council officially adopted a second sister city on the island of Taiwan (a.k.a. Republic of China or Formosa) called Wu Chi. With a population of approximately 46,100, Wu Chi is an ancient shipping port located on the West coast of the island, bordering on the Taiwan Strait. Railways, freeways and the Taichung Harbor keep Wu Chi as one of the main crossroads of international commerce on Taiwan.

December, 1991
Yuri Malovichko (First Deputy Chairman of Smila District Executive Committee and originator of the sister city program), Anatoliy Shpak (General Director of a machine-building corporation in Smila), and Yuriy Kotolup (General Director of an agri-industrial supply corporation in Cherkassy, visit Newton. This is the first official visit of representatives of either sister city.

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