Monday, October 20, 2014
Taipei mayoral candidates Sean Lien (連勝文) and Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday continued to work hard for their mayoral campaigns, appearing at different locations in hopes of seeking more backers to secure the position of Taipei mayor.
The president of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) on Saturday (South African Standard Time) handed over the World Design Capital (WDC) baton to a Taipei official, signaling that the WDC spotlight will now fall on Taipei.
The military is set to hold a series of events in commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Guningtou (古寧頭戰役) against Chinese communist forces, one of the significant battles across the Taiwan Strait that ensured the continuation of the Republic of China.
Kinmen Magistrate Li Wo-shih (李沃士) spoke about his achievements during his nearly five years in office and vowed to make Kinmen a healthy and happy county, as he launched his re-election campaign Saturday.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Taiwan's ninth national park formally opened Saturday on some of the lesser known islands of Penghu (澎湖), promising to bring unspoiled landscapes and the tranquility of a more bucolic lifestyle within close reach of residents of Taiwan's main, largely urbanized island.
The Southwest Coast National Scenic Area Administration of the Tourism Bureau held a press conference on Thursday to promote the nation's upcoming first road running event in the salt fields of Tainan's Beimen (北門) District.
Hikers found a dead Formosan black bear in the mountains of Eastern Taiwan yesterday, with forestry officials saying that sightings of these endangered animals are rare, the Central News Agency reported.
Taipei mayoral candidate Sean Lien (連勝文) yesterday released his labor policy, which promises unemployment benefits for first-time job-seekers and more protection for dispatched workers.
President Ma Ying-jeou said Saturday that Nanliao Fishery Harbor (南寮漁港) in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, will be upgraded into a direct cross-Taiwan Strait transportation harbor for the dual use for passengers and cargo.
Friday, October 17, 2014
A new office under the Cabinet that will be responsible for food safety will become operational next week, government spokesman Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) said Thursday, amid a series of food scandals that have triggered widespread concerns over the safety of local food products.