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Sunday, March 8, 2015
Taipei City Government's Department of Urban Development Commissioner Lin Jou-min (林洲民) issued an apology on Saturday after posting a heated Facebook status slamming the citizens of Taipei regarding backlash against the Taipei Government's citizen housing policies.
Rising popularity among tourists has given a boost to property transactions in Jiaoxi, Yilan County, a famous hot spring resort area in northern Taiwan not far from Taipei, a real estate sales agency said Saturday.
Taipei ranked as the 15th super rich city in the world, according to a report released by U.K.-based property market advisory firm Knight Frank.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Taiwan -- New Xinyi chief applauded for arrest of activists
Taipei's newly appointed Xinyi District police precinct chief Wu Jing-tian (吳敬田) yesterday made a striking first impression to citizens by ordering the arrest of several pro-unification Concentric Patriotic Association of the R.O.C. (CPAROC, 愛國同心會) members as his first official command.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Around 80 people from the New Taipei Municipal Ankang High School (新北市立安康高中) suffered from food poisoning yesterday during a graduation trip to Kaohsiung.
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Thursday, March 5, 2015
Taiwan -- Welcome to Taipei International holds Lunar New Year luncheon
Welcome to Taipei International Club (WTIC) hosted its 2015 Lunar New Year Luncheon on Tuesday, March 3 with more than 160 members and guests gathered to ring in the year of the Goat at The Formosa Regent Hotel, said the WTIC.
The funeral of a woman who sold meals for only NT$10 (US$0.32) for decades to help people living on low-incomes was held in Kaohsiung on Wednesday, with several people whom Chuang Chu Yu-nu (莊朱玉女) helped showing up to pay their respects to a woman they were thankful to for her compassion.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The Taipei City Police carried out a raid yesterday to arrest suspects before successfully retrieving a kidnapped victim from a motel in Taoyuan.
Taiwan -- Safety of Taipei Dome has priority: Ko
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that the safety of the Taipei Dome is of the utmost importance, and that any problems will be dealt with as necessary following the safety inspection report that will be presented at the end of this month.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The newly appointed Xinyi precinct chief vowed yesterday to fully commit to his new post and will uphold the law concerning the policing of an area near the Taipei 101 that has seen controversial clashes.
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Taiwan -- City Hall mum on report concerning Taipei Dome's contract cancellation
A Taipei City government spokesperson said the government has no comment on a local media report that there is a high chance the city government will terminate its Taipei Dome contract with construction consortium Farglory Group (遠雄).
Taipei has been listed as No. 1 among "53 beautiful cities everyone should visit at least once" on BuzzFeed, a U.S.-based social news and entertainment website.
Taiwan -- New Taipei government gives away festive holiday lanterns to citizens
District administration centers in New Taipei invited local residents to collect handheld lanterns commemorating the Lantern Festival (元宵節) of the Year of the Goat, yesterday evening.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday attended an alumni gathering at his alma mater, the National HsinChu Senior High School (NCHS), where he answered questions regarding various future policies.
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