Sunday, February 1, 2015
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) remarks that longer periods of colonialism produce more advanced cultures drew wide criticism in Taiwan yesterday.
It's cherry blossom season in Northern Taiwan. Yangmingshan (陽明山), reliably a favorite spot each year, is already playing host to crowds attracted by the sight of the first cream and pink blossoms.
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.
A former convict is turning over a new rock with a love of stone carving, the skill that won him the top prize in an annual competition to carve statues of monkeys in Chiayi City.
Kinmen county officials explored plans with one of the nation's top research institutions to develop microgrid and power storage systems to deliver green energy and minimize carbon emissions across the outlying island county.
New Taipei will accept applications for education subsidies starting today from students whose parents are unemployed, the city's labor authorities have announced. The date from which applications will be accepted is today.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was noticeably upset yesterday at his first Taipei City Traffic Report Meeting.
Retired Taiwanese medical doctor Wang Wen-chi (王文其), who survived the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in Japan in 1945, has died at the age of 98.
Friday, January 30, 2015
A Taiwanese man died and two others were injured in Taipei on Thursday when scaffolding collapsed on the set of a movie that is being directed by American Martin Scorsese, officials said.
Taipei City Government spokesperson Lin Ho-ming (林鶴明) yesterday reiterated the fact that city officials received a phone call threatening the personal safety of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲).