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Sunday, February 1, 2015
Starting today, the Taichung Fire Department is changing its policy of “late-night duty” to “sleeping on duty.” If the policy receives good feedback, it will be expanded, according to Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Senior officials from Taichung, Changhua and Nantou convened in Taichung yesterday for the first time in an inter-party meeting, aiming to discuss safety concerns and promote cross-county collaboration in handling the recent H5 bird flu epidemic. The two magistrates and one mayor also announced a plan for a joint tourism market strategy between the three local governments.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Taichung City Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) stated yesterday morning that after the city's BRT bus system goes through several trial runs conducted by specialists, a poll will be drafted at the end of March to determine if the bus system will remain in place.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Many citizens yesterday expressed support for keeping Taichung's much-criticized bus rapid transit (BRT) system during a public forum the city's transport authorities held yesterday.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Taiwan -- Man dies after shoot-out with police at the Taichung Airport
Following a shooting involving the police outside Taichung Airport, the suspect was reported dead after being rushed to the hospital yesterday afternoon.
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Taiwan -- Taiwan Tower project suspended over safety, budget
The mayor of Taichung has temporarily pulled the plug on the ambitious Taiwan Tower project in the central city, citing concerns over safety and the ballooning of its NT$8 billion (US$253 million) to NT$15 billion.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The new mayor of Taichung said Tuesday that the central city's landmark opera house will not reopen to the public until a formal inauguration in early 2016.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Officials from Taichung and neighboring county governments on Friday promoted various package tours to Central Taiwan coinciding with the upcoming Taiwan Lantern Festival, hoping to attract more visitors to the region.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Taiwan -- Animal welfare group criticizes gov't oversight
Animal welfare activists said yesterday there is a wide discrepancy between the official government census and their own count of Taiwan venues featuring animal shows.
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.
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