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Monday, November 16, 2015
A festival organized by the Community Empowering Society and a group of old community-reviving activists has brought back people's memories of the erstwhile prosperity of Guiyang Street (貴陽街), the first street built when Taipei City was being formed some 300 years ago.
Tennis or treat: postmen use snacks, rackets to solve dog attack problems
In an effort to solve the problem of dog attacks, the Chunghwa Post Company (中華郵政公司) has equipped some of its postmen with tennis rackets and dog treats, and trials in the Beitou (北投), Neihu (內湖), and Muzha (木柵) districts of Taipei in the past six months proves it can be a good solution.
A beam-raising ceremony to mark the completion of the structural frames for a cancer hospital was held Sunday at the Gongguan branch of National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) in Taipei.
In response to the terror attacks in Paris on Friday that resulted in over 120 dead, Taipei yesterday announced that stringent security measures would be put into place to ensure safety when the city hosts the 2017 Universiade games.
Ko backpedals on direct Ker endorsement
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) found himself eating his own words again yesterday in relation to remarks he made in Hsinchu on Saturday indicating his personal backing for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘).
Sunday, November 15, 2015
SPIL staff takes to street to reject takeover
Employees of Siliconware Precision Industries Co. (SPIL, 矽品) took to the street yesterday to voice their objection against Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc.'s (ASE, 日月光) hostile takeover, marking the first incident of its kind in Taiwan's history.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Taiwan's reputation as a country known for being largely friendly to outsiders was bruised yesterday as a video showing a local man verbally assaulting a foreign national on the Taipei Metro went viral. Following police questioning yesterday, the case has been sent to the Taipei District Prosecutors Office, where the local man could face charges for defamation.
A batch of firearms has been confiscated while two suspects were arrested during raids in New Taipei City earlier this week, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
40% of Taipei civil servants want to quit: poll
Nearly 40 percent of Taipei City civil servants and Taipei municipal school teachers said they want to quit their jobs, an in-house poll conducted by Taipei City Hall showed.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday that the "1992 Consensus" has been unable to resolve the issues plaguing cross-strait relations.
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