A travel center designed to cater to foreign tourists has been established in historic Daxi Township (大溪鎮) in northern Taiwan's Taoyuan City (桃園市) as part of the country's efforts to promote travel to local townships, officials said Thursday.
Yeh Shih-wen (葉世文), a former Taoyuan deputy county magistrate before the county was upgraded to a special municipality late last year, was convicted of bribe taking and sentenced to 19 years in prison at Taipei District Court on Friday.
The Taipei City Police carried out a raid yesterday to arrest suspects before successfully retrieving a kidnapped victim from a motel in Taoyuan.
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Co. (TTIA) said Saturday that it is planning to build capsule hotels at the airport to target the growing number of transit passengers.
Another chicken farm in Taoyuan has been confirmed as infected with the H5 avian influenza, the city's quarantine authorities said Saturday.
The lowest temperature so far this winter -- 7.1 degrees Celsius -- was recorded in suburban Taoyuan City Saturday morning, the Central Weather Bureau said.
Six young firefighters perished in the line of duty in the early hours of yesterday morning while trying to fight a blaze at a bowling alley located in Taoyuan's Xinwu District.2 Comments
Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) was blasted by netizens yesterday due to his Facebook posts concerning a fire that killed six young firefighters.
Taoyuan police has recently arrested two Malaysians and a Taiwanese suspects in connection with a cross-border heroine-smuggling ring, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has announced.
Police arrested two suspects and seized over 83 kilograms of processed and semi-processed illicit drugs during a raid in the northern county of Taoyuan on Dec. 12, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has announced.