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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Taiwan -- Ko's wife backs husband after 'sexist' remark
The so-called “sexually discriminatory” remarks made by pan-green Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) only show the “true side” of Ko, said the physician's wife Chen Pei-chi (陳佩琦) yesterday.
Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) said yesterday that she indeed called in a masseur on the night of the deadly gas explosions in the southern city, but said she did not use the service as she was busy communicating with her aides as the incident unfolded.
More than 30 statues of deities from temples in Taiwan and mainland China were brought together at the Changhua County Stadium Saturday during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday to pray that the two sides of the Taiwan Strait will flourish and that their people can live in peace.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Taiwan -- Big rabbit sculpure attracts thousands in Taoyuan
A giant white rabbit sculpture on display at the 2014 Taoyuan Land Arts Festival in northern Taiwan attracted large crowds Saturday, the first day of the three-day weekend, the organizers said.
The Taipei City Government's Department of Culture Affairs (DCA) today launched A Legacy Per Stroke (一筆一墨) celebration, which features a series of calligraphy promotion events that will continue until late December.
The Taiwan High Court yesterday evening rejected Keelung City Council Speaker Huang Ching-tai's (黃景泰) appeal and maintained the district court's ruling on detaining Huang and holding him incommunicado.
Taipei City Public Transportation Office (PTO) yesterday released a special Mid-Autumn Festival night cruise package to provide passengers a poetic moon-watching experience. The cruises will run in the evenings from Sept. 5 to Sept. 8.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
The Tamhai light-rail system (淡海輕軌) is an important milestone with respect to the extension of the metro system, said New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday, which marked day one of the system's construction.
A world-famous one-on-one international basketball tournament's final matchup is scheduled to be held on Taiwan's offshore territory of Green Island today, featuring top hoop players from 26 countries around the globe, organizers announced yesterday.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
The 2014 Taoyuan Landscape Art Festival will kick off in the county's Dayuan Township today, featuring a “Moon Rabbit” created by Florentijn Hofman, the Dutch artist whose “Rubber Duck” created a sensation in Taiwan last year.
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