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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).
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Taiwan -- Taipei Language Institute holds Japan culture fest
Taipei Language Institute (TLI), together with Ling-Lan Japanese Dance Institute held a joint event recently with TLI foreign students at TLI Roosevelt Center, according to a press release.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday presided over the first meeting of the Taipei City Food Safety Committee (台北市政府食品安全委員會), which sought to address issues such as the treatment of used cooking oil and local school lunches.
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A Taipei City official on Monday welcomed the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation taking the initiative to withdraw a development project that has sparked controversy for a decade.
  
  
  
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