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Friday, January 8, 2016
Nantou County's Puli Township suspended garbage collection services for a local high school in retaliation against the school's rejection of a proposal to create tourist coach parking spaces on school property, local media reported recently.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je is planning to complete a bicycle tour from Taiwan's capital Taipei in the north to Kaohsiung in the south in just 21 hours on Jan. 9, to promote Velo-city Global Conference 2016, which his city will host next month.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
A Taiwanese man has been arrested for allegedly growing cannabis in a rented apartment in New Taipei to profit from the sale of the plant that can be used to make narcotics, police said Wednesday.
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A township representative in Hualien has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a foreign caregiver employed by his neighbor and sentenced to seven years and 10 months in jail, a court said Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) turned up the heat on Radium Life Tech Co. (日勝生) on Monday, expressing the city's intent to terminate the joint development agreement with the company for Nangang Depot (南港機廠) following a graft case ruling last week. Ko said that the city would also "put its cards on the table" regarding the current standstill with Farglory Group (遠雄集團) in the case of the Taipei Dome.
A court on Monday ordered a man suspected of masterminding an illegal nationwide gambling operation that accepted bets on results of the Jan. 16 presidential and legislative elections be detained and held incommunicado after he failed to raise the NT$5 million (US$151.000) needed to make bail, according to the Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office.
The New Taipei District Court ruled Monday that a man and his son should pay NT$24,900 (US$753) to a woman for letting the smell of the smoke of their cigarettes spiral up to their neighbor's apartment.
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The Kinmen County government on Monday sponsored the "Golden Era in New Gourmet" bakery fair as part of its efforts to promote local gourmet pastries to the rest of the world.
Monday, January 4, 2016
The Hsinchu City Government said that it will launch the first-phase of a public bicycle rental service by June, starting with 10 automated rental stations near schools, public transportation stations and historical sites.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Ko's approval rating falls below 70% for first time
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Saturday he would "restrain himself" if his approval rating fell below 65 percent. Figures from the city's Research, Development and Evaluation Commission (RDEC, 研考會) ..............
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