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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
A major wine importer based in New Taipei was busted for selling counterfeit French red wine that netted the company a profit estimated at NT$100 million (US$3.19 million) over the past five years, the Investigation Bureau (調查局) said Monday.
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Police arrested one suspect and seized over 2.4 kilograms of semi-processed illicit drugs during a raid in Chiayi City on Thursday, March 19, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has announced.
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.
The Tainan government conducted on Saturday an unannounced operation removing statues of late President Chiang Kai-shek from the city's schools.
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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.
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.
An owner of 41 houses in Taipei paid only NT$30,000 in property taxes, City Councilor Wang Hong-wei said Thursday.
The county governments of Taiwan's offshore islands began a week-long, thematic exhibit yesterday at the former Air Force headquarters of the Ministry of National Defense in Taipei.
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).
Flights to and from Taiwan's two outlying islands of Kinmen and Matsu were canceled or delayed due to thick smog on Wednesday morning.
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.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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