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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Taiwan -- 6 firefighters perish in Taoyuan blaze
Six young firefighters perished in the line of duty in the early hours of yesterday morning while trying to fight a blaze at a bowling alley located in Taoyuan's Xinwu District.
Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday verbally attacked Hon Hai Industry (鴻海) Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) during a press conference, in response to the corporation's recent demands.
Taiwan -- YouBike to no longer be free over the first half an hour: Ko
The Taipei City Department of Transportation released an official press statement yesterday, announcing that the department is going to abolish the YouBike policy in which the first 30 minutes of use are free.
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In line with his earlier warning, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday called for the new police chief of Taipei's Xinyi Precinct to see him after hearing reports of Falung Gong practitioners being beaten once again.
Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) was blasted by netizens yesterday due to his Facebook posts concerning a fire that killed six young firefighters.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Taiwan -- Speak up for the voiceless
Animal lovers express hope for revised Animal Protection Act following the passing of 18-year-old hippopotamus Ah-he
Former Taipei City Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) spoke out yesterday against current mayor Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) public criticism, which paints the former Taipei City Government as a mess of municipal problems to be cleaned up by the current city government.
Taiwan -- Former Taipei mayor fires back at Ko rebuke
Taiwan -- Man dies after shoot-out with police at the Taichung Airport
Following a shooting involving the police outside Taichung Airport, the suspect was reported dead after being rushed to the hospital yesterday afternoon.
Taiwan -- Taiwan Tower project suspended over safety, budget
The mayor of Taichung has temporarily pulled the plug on the ambitious Taiwan Tower project in the central city, citing concerns over safety and the ballooning of its NT$8 billion (US$253 million) to NT$15 billion.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Taiwan -- Ko pans Taipei Dome's relaxed contract terms
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je yesterday expressed anger and disbelief that the contractor building the city's indoor baseball stadium cannot be penalized although completion has been delayed.
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