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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Taipei City to put some stray dogs to work
Waiting to be adopted will no longer be the only option for stray dogs in Taipei, as the city is planning to put some of them to work.
The annual plum blossom season in the Xinyi township of Nantou County opened Sunday, with people invited to join a series of celebratory activities.
Kaohsiung's Shoushan Zoo seeking Thai mate for its female elephant
Shoushan Zoo, the public zoo in Kaohsiung, has won the approval of the Korat Zoo in Thailand for a cross-border breeding proposal for Ali (阿里), the only elephant at Shoushan, the zoo keeper said Sunday.
A new direct ferry service between Taiwan's outlying island of Matsu and Fuzhou in China's Fujian Province is set to open Dec. 23, with a one-way journey taking only a little more than 20 minutes.
Monday, December 21, 2015
The Water Resources Agency (WRA) has recently released tens of thousands of young fish into Shihmen Reservoir, which supplies parts of northern Taiwan, in an effort to maintain the ecological balance and thus help keep the water collection tanks clean.
"Free" employment services for new immigrants have recently been launched to help them land jobs in Taiwan, with the rate of successful job placements having reached a record high of 58 percent, according to the Workforce Development Agency (WDA).
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Siberian crane returns home to Jinshan, New Taipei
A Siberian crane -- one of an endangered species of birds -- was sent back to its home in neighboring New Taipei City on Saturday, after it was found near a train station in Taipei a day earlier.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Mandarin Oriental Taipei lights up 20-meter-tall Christmas tree
Mandarin Oriental, Taipei presented a 20-meter-high rose gold Christmas tree at The Arcade entrance on Dunhua North Road recently and a range of festive activities has also been prepared, as well as a charitable event to spread the spirit of giving and sharing, according to a press release from the hotel.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
International executives and academics joined together last week for the Sustainable Management and Innovation of Old Restaurants Conference at GIS NTU Convention Center in Taipei City, hosted by the Department of Commerce under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部).
The Australian Office in Taipei along with 20 other country representatives shared the stage with New Taipei City Deputy Mayor Hou You-yi on Wednesday to promote closer diplomatic ties. It represented the first time that the city has hosted a diplomatically themed banquet. The city square in Banqiao District was lit up with a spectacular light sculpture Christmas tree designed with Taiwanese and Australian technological cooperation.
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