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Sunday, February 1, 2015
Taiwan -- Cherry blossom viewing hotspots in Greater Taipei
It's cherry blossom season in Northern Taiwan. Yangmingshan (陽明山), reliably a favorite spot each year, is already playing host to crowds attracted by the sight of the first cream and pink blossoms.
New Taipei will accept applications for education subsidies starting today from students whose parents are unemployed, the city's labor authorities have announced. The date from which applications will be accepted is today.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was noticeably upset yesterday at his first Taipei City Traffic Report Meeting.
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Retired Taiwanese medical doctor Wang Wen-chi (王文其), who survived the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in Japan in 1945, has died at the age of 98.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Taiwan -- 1 killed, 2 injured on Scorsese movie set in Taipei after scaffolding collapses
A Taiwanese man died and two others were injured in Taipei on Thursday when scaffolding collapsed on the set of a movie that is being directed by American Martin Scorsese, officials said.
Taipei City Government spokesperson Lin Ho-ming (林鶴明) yesterday reiterated the fact that city officials received a phone call threatening the personal safety of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲).
Production in Taiwan on Martin Scorsese's new film "Silence" will not be halted despite a fatal accident on the film's set Thursday, a Taiwanese member of the film crew said that day.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) office director Tsai Pi-ju (蔡壁如) said yesterday that Ko's office received a threatening phone call last Friday, according to the Chinese-language Apple Daily.  
Several European authors are scheduled to attend the 2015 Taipei International Book Exhibition in February to meet local readers, organizers announced Wednesday.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that he will make public the account item details for his Taipei mayoral election on Jan. 31.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Taiwan -- I should say thanks even if I don't like gift: Mayor Ko
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday admitted to making an improper remark about a gift from the United Kingdom's Minister of State for Transport Baroness Kramer the day before.
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Taipei City Department of Transportation Commissioner Chung Hui-yu (鍾慧諭) held a press conference yesterday afternoon to reveal the latest updates on the new charging policy for the YouBike system's first 30 minutes of use.
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The visiting UK transport minister yesterday said she is not offended by a remark made by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), who said Monday that he might give away a gift the minister sent to him to a scrap metal dealer.
British transport minister Baroness Kramer said Tuesday that she has shared the United Kingdom's experience of running the London Olympics transportation services with officials from Taipei, which is set to host the 2017 Summer Universiade.
  
  
  
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