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Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Pop-rock band Mayday will be among the stars to join a New Year's Day concert at the site of the July gas explosions in Kaohsiung to boost tourism and help the disaster area recover.
The Pingtung District Prosecutors Office have filed charges to invalidate the election victories of 22 newly elected local government officials on suspicions that they had committed electoral fraud.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Taiwan -- Injured hippo dies, zoo owners fined NT$500,000
The injured hippo that has held the attention of many in Taiwan was pronounced dead yesterday morning by veterinarians, and its recreational farm owners were fined NT$500,000 and may face up to a year behind bars.
Taichung District Court sentenced former Hualien City Mayor Tsai Chi-ta (蔡啟塔) and former People First Party Legislator Lin Cheng-er (林正二) yesterday under the Anti-Corruption Act (貪汙治罪條例) to 15 years and 20 years of prison time respectively.
In the wake of the open conflict between the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the greater northern district education departments, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday that New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫), as the party's future chairman, ought to manage a Kuomintang (KMT) colleague.
The inauguration of the National Taichung Theater in November was the most important arts and culture news story of 2014, according to an annual poll.
Monday, December 29, 2014
A hippopotamus, who was injured after it jumped from a moving truck on Friday, is recovering swiftly in its new habitat at a fish farm in Taichung's Dachia District, the animal's caretakers said.
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Taiwan -- Kaohsiung unveils campaign to revive blast area
In an effort to revive the commercial district devastated by gas explosions in late July, the Kaohsiung City Government is holding a lucky draw event and other promotional sales to attract consumption at local stores.
Minister of Education Wu Se-Hwa (吳思華) reiterated his position one day after he engaged in a heated debate with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on whether Taiwan should adopt a universal senior high school admissions system.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Taiwan -- Ko follows through on promise to remove Zhongxiao bus lane
Although it took 50 minutes longer than expected, the work to remove the long-criticized Zhongxiao West Road Bus Priority Lane was finished before 7 a.m. yesterday, following Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) promise made during his election campaign last month.
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