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Sunday, March 29, 2015
Taiwan -- Taipei City considering increase in water price
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said the city is mulling raising the water bill next year, as it is lower than those in other parts of Taiwan.
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Thursday, March 26, 2015
A suspect surnamed Chang has recently been questioned by prosecutors over her alleged involvement in an apartment rental scam, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday announced the establishment of the Taipei City Joint Center for Project Contract Outing and Purchasing, a department that will handle all city government construction dealings openly, so as to eradicate corrupt practices.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday responded to a same-sex couple who asked the mayor to act as a witness during their marriage ceremony should Taipei's City Government authorize their application.
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A luxury hotel was fined NT$300,000 (US$9,563) by Taipei City's government on Sunday for an incident when a pedestrian was injured by tiles falling from the facade of its building.
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said Monday that it remains positive about the future of Taichung's controversial bus rapid transit (BRT) system following a decision by the local government earlier in the day to convert the BRT lanes into dedicated bus lanes that can also be used by normal city buses.
A major wine importer based in New Taipei was busted for selling counterfeit French red wine that netted the company a profit estimated at NT$100 million (US$3.19 million) over the past five years, the Investigation Bureau (調查局) said Monday.
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Monday, March 23, 2015
A cyclist from Poland broke his own Guinness world record on Sunday by climbing 3,139 steps up the Taipei 101 skyscraper on a bicycle.
Kenyan runners dominated the 2015 New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon held on Sunday in Wanli District, with Eluid Kiplagat Barngetany and Gladys Kipsoi winning the men's and women's races and the other two podium spots in the men's race also going to Kenyans.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
A mounting logging scandal in Neihu District (內湖區) signals that Taipei's administrative system is on the brink of collapse, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Taiwan -- Ko backtracks from firing Neihu Precinct chief
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday backpedalled hours after he verbally fired the Neihu Precinct police chief over an illegal logging case. Ko told Taipei City Police Commissioner Chiu Feng-kuang (邱豐光) to "pluck" Neihu Precinct chief Chang Meng-lin (張夢麟) at an intense meething early yesterday when the commissioner and Chang briefed Ko about cases of illegal logging in Neihu.
An owner of 41 houses in Taipei paid only NT$30,000 in property taxes, City Councilor Wang Hong-wei said Thursday.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Taiwan -- TAS to remember late principal with event
The Taipei American School (TAS) will sponsor a special event this coming Sunday, March 22, in celebration of the life of the school's late middle school principal, Hope N.F. Phillips.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Taiwan -- Ko gives soft response to sex worker query
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was caught in a dilemma yesterday, after hard questions from local press urged the mayor to declare his position on an issue between the Collective Of Sex Workers And Supporters (COSWAS, 日日春關懷互助協會) and Datong District's Shuanglian Borough Chief Hung Chen-heng (洪振恒).
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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