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Saturday, March 21, 2015
Taiwan -- Ko backtracks from firing Neihu Precinct chief
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday backpedalled hours after he verbally fired the Neihu Precinct police chief over an illegal logging case. Ko told Taipei City Police Commissioner Chiu Feng-kuang (邱豐光) to “pluck” Neihu Precinct chief Chang Meng-lin (張夢麟) at an intense meething early yesterday when the commissioner and Chang briefed Ko about cases of illegal logging in Neihu.
Yeh Shih-wen (葉世文), a former Taoyuan deputy county magistrate before the county was upgraded to a special municipality late last year, was convicted of bribe taking and sentenced to 19 years in prison at Taipei District Court on Friday.
An owner of 41 houses in Taipei paid only NT$30,000 in property taxes, City Councilor Wang Hong-wei said Thursday.
The county governments of Taiwan's offshore islands began a week-long, thematic exhibit yesterday at the former Air Force headquarters of the Ministry of National Defense in Taipei.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Taiwan -- TAS to remember late principal with event
The Taipei American School (TAS) will sponsor a special event this coming Sunday, March 22, in celebration of the life of the school's late middle school principal, Hope N.F. Phillips.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Taiwan -- Ko gives soft response to sex worker query
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was caught in a dilemma yesterday, after hard questions from local press urged the mayor to declare his position on an issue between the Collective Of Sex Workers And Supporters (COSWAS, 日日春關懷互助協會) and Datong District's Shuanglian Borough Chief Hung Chen-heng (洪振恒).
Flights to and from Taiwan's two outlying islands of Kinmen and Matsu were canceled or delayed due to thick smog on Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Taiwan -- Taipei Language Institute holds Japan culture fest
Taipei Language Institute (TLI), together with Ling-Lan Japanese Dance Institute held a joint event recently with TLI foreign students at TLI Roosevelt Center, according to a press release.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) yesterday denied that China's planning of the M503 flight route was related to Taiwan's bid to join the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). China sent aircraft to test the flight route on Sunday; the test lasted for approximately two hours, according to Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration (民航局).
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday presided over the first meeting of the Taipei City Food Safety Committee (台北市政府食品安全委員會), which sought to address issues such as the treatment of used cooking oil and local school lunches.
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