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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Work on a 1,000-bed regional teaching hospital in New Taipei started Monday, with the facility expected to open in 2020 to bolster the city's inadequate medical resources.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Transportation restrictions for Taipei's Xinyi District will start at 7 p.m. on New Year's Eve and will be implemented in three stages through the night, Taipei City's Department of Transportation (DOT, 交通局) announced on Wednesday.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
An armed fugitive took three students hostage in Taitung, resulting in a standoff with police that was still ongoing as of press time on Monday, Dec. 21.
Eight members of a gang that allegedly sells drugs and firearms in New Taipei were recently busted, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) has said.
Taipei City to put some stray dogs to work
Waiting to be adopted will no longer be the only option for stray dogs in Taipei, as the city is planning to put some of them to work.
The annual plum blossom season in the Xinyi township of Nantou County opened Sunday, with people invited to join a series of celebratory activities.
Kaohsiung's Shoushan Zoo seeking Thai mate for its female elephant
Shoushan Zoo, the public zoo in Kaohsiung, has won the approval of the Korat Zoo in Thailand for a cross-border breeding proposal for Ali (阿里), the only elephant at Shoushan, the zoo keeper said Sunday.
A new direct ferry service between Taiwan's outlying island of Matsu and Fuzhou in China's Fujian Province is set to open Dec. 23, with a one-way journey taking only a little more than 20 minutes.
Monday, December 21, 2015
The Water Resources Agency (WRA) has recently released tens of thousands of young fish into Shihmen Reservoir, which supplies parts of northern Taiwan, in an effort to maintain the ecological balance and thus help keep the water collection tanks clean.
"Free" employment services for new immigrants have recently been launched to help them land jobs in Taiwan, with the rate of successful job placements having reached a record high of 58 percent, according to the Workforce Development Agency (WDA).
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