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Friday, January 2, 2015
Three female Coast Guard personnel who volunteered to go on active duty on a Taiwan-controlled island in the disputed South China Sea have all left their posts on the remote island and returned Taiwan, local media reported yesterday.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Following new Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) war against illegally constructed housing, the city's Construction Management Office released the positive results of former Mayor Hau Lung-bin's (郝龍斌) term in office: around 80 percent of illegal structures reported have been torn down.
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Rooms of hotels adjacent to Taipei 101 were nearly fully booked for New Year's Eve as people were eager to see the skyscraper's annual fireworks extravaganza from up close.
Prosecutors in Tainan have moved to invalidate the city council speakership of Lee Chuan-chiao from the Kuomintang (KMT) over vote-buying allegations after he won a surprise victory last week, despite his party holding less than one-third of seats on the council.
A decision on renewing the employment of Chinese dissident Wang Dan at a Taiwanese university will be based purely on academic considerations and not political ones, the school's head said Wednesday.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) confirmed yesterday that the mainland Chinese CEO of advertising conglomerate Ogilvy & Mather, Shenan Chuang (莊淑芬), has declined his offer to serve as his third and only female deputy mayor.
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.
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