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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
A prominent Buddhist leader yesterday lashed out at Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je for questioning a plan by the Tzu Chi charity group to develop a piece of conservation land in the capital city.
Taiwan -- Taipei Lantern Festival turns to Tang Dynasty
The annual Taipei Lantern Festival (臺北燈節) is staging its first-ever lantern showcase based on Tang Dynasty poetry, featuring explanatory notes in Chinese and English.
Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration announced Sunday it has banned imports of Canadian beef products effective that day following the confirmation of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)— better known as mad cow disease — in a beef cow in Alberta.
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Rain is likely in Taiwan during the coming week due to increasing seasonal winds, with Northern and Eastern Taiwan expected to be the most affected, the Central Weather Bureau said Monday.
Hong Kong health authorities confirmed Monday one more human case of avian influenza A (H7N9) infection in a 61-year-old man who visited the Chinese province of Guangdong earlier this month to buy chickens.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday commented on the accident that occurred outside of the Presidential Office Building yesterday, stating that the best way to guarantee future safety is to relocate the office to the Heng Shan Military Command Center (衡山指揮所) in Dazhi.
Taiwan -- Driver tries snapping photo, hits Presidential Office
A man who crashed his car into an area in front of the Presidential Office in downtown Taipei early Monday was simply trying to get hold of his cellphone to take a picture, Taipei police said later that day.
Due to a shortage of rainfall in Southern Taiwan, Greater Tainan and Kaohsiung District will be implementing the second stage of water restrictions starting on Feb. 26, reports said.
It was ancient common practice in China for people to drink tusu herbal wine during the Lunar New Year holiday in the hope of protecting themselves from disease and “evil spirits” while praying for health and long life, according to an exhibition currently running at the National Palace Museum (NPM) in Taipei.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Taiwan -- Traffic control enforced at the start of Pingxi's lantern festival
The New Taipei City Government yesterday enforced its planned traffic regulations to regulate the heavy traffic flow in response to the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival.
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