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June, 28, 2016

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Taipei transport chief Chung resigns
Taipei City Department of Transportation (DOT, 交通局) Commissioner Chung Hui-yu (鍾慧諭) tendered her resignation Wednesday, a move which the municipal government has approved and is set to take effect Friday.
A Taipei City councilor Tuesday accused Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) of attempting to plug a municipal government media leak by employing lie detector tests, calling the move a return to the "White Terror" era. The term is used to describe Taiwan's one party rule during the Cold War in which political opposition was put down, often using violent, extrajudicial means.
Standing in uniform
People gather in the rain outside the Taiwan Civil Government (台灣民政府) headquarters in Banqiao District, New Taipei City, Tuesday, June 14.
Drug-related crime
A man surnamed Chen is rescued by the police after being attacked and forced to sign a promissory note for getting involved in a NT$90,000 dispute involving the purchase of illegal drugs.
Friendly check
A foreign worker accepts a health check-up at Taipei Main Station on Sunday, June 12.
The average daily ridership on Taipei's Mass Rapid Transit system in the first four months of the year exceeded 2 million, according to statistics from the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
Immigrants pack rice dumplings at NIA event
The National Immigration Agency (NIA, 移民署), in cooperation with the Department of Civil Affairs of the Taipei City Government, hosted an activity to make vegetarian rice dumplings on June 4, for new immigrants to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival that began on Thursday, June 9, according to a NIA press release.
The Taipei City Government said Friday that in order to help reduce air pollution and cut carbon emissions, any further purchases or leasing of motorcycles to be used for public affairs will be restricted solely to electricity-powered machines.
Egg-cellent balance, Bravo!
Bravo, the mascot of the 2017 Taipei Universiade, and members of the public attempt to balance eggs at 2016 Riverside Taipei Dragon Boat Festival Carnival at the Dajia Riverside Park in Taipei on Thursday, June 9.
A Taiwanese woman who married a wealthy, critically ill Singaporean businessman allegedly with the sole purpose of inheriting his fortune has been arrested on suspicion of fraud, police said.
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