Thursday, January 8, 2015
The Taipei Zoo's 18-month-old giant panda Yuan Zai was adjusting well to her new lifestyle after starting a life apart from her mother on Wednesday, according to the zoo.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday that he has tasked the Taipei City Department of Civil Affairs with the establishment of a communications hotline with Taipei City borough chiefs.
The Taipei Language Institute (TLI) will hold an event to celebrate its 60th anniversary this Saturday, according to a TLI press release.
Nearly half of Taiwanese college students in a survey said they have been victims of bullying, according to a study by National Taiwan University.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
New Taipei City became the first local government to act upon the declaration concerning the demolition of illegal construction extensions yesterday, by initiating the deconstruction process of a building on Beiyi Road in Xindian District.4 Comments
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday established yet another milestone in his short tenure by appointing the youngest Taipei City Government spokesman in history, as well as designating a deputy to the position.1 Comment
The chaotic pursuit of tickets for pop diva Jody Chiang's (江蕙) 16 farewell concerts continued into a second day Tuesday, with the singer herself and angry fans admonishing the promoter, and the promoter apologizing for ticketing problems.1 Comment
Taiwanese-language music legend Jody Chiang will hold extra farewell concerts this year on top of the 16 already announced shows, her manager said Tuesday in a bid to please the angry fans who have had trouble securing tickets.1 Comment
Monday, January 5, 2015
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is calling for a re-evaluation of the HIV-infected organ donation case that resulted in his demotion and loss of title. Ko is requesting that prosecutors repeal their decision, which would effectively revive his title as a surgeon. The Commission on Disciplinary Sanctions of Functionaries (CDSF, 公懲會) denied Ko's appeal as they identified no reason to reinstate his status.1 Comment
A Sinyi Realty (信義房屋) agent died Wednesday while performing on stage at the company's year-end banquet (尾牙) after suddenly collapsing without warning.