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Saturday, March 14, 2015
Chen Chih-chung (陳致中), son of former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), said Friday that he will withdraw from the opposition Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) legislative primary.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Taiwan -- CPC among 44 fined for labor law violations
The Kaohsiung City Government's Labor Affairs Bureau yesterday announced that it has already fined 44 companies this year for violating the Labor Standards Act, including publicly owned CPC Corporation (中油).
Taipei District Prosecutors Office yesterday interviewed 20 individuals as it investigates allegations surrounding corruption in the Wanhua Police Precinct.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Taiwan -- Kaohsiung forces petrochemical HQ relocation
The Kaohsiung City Government is ordering petrochemical companies that bury pipelines under its jurisdiction to move their headquarters to the city.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Taiwan -- Taipei to charge for first 30 minutes of YouBike rides
Taipei has decided to scrap its policy of not charging for the first 30 minutes of rides using the city's popular bicycle rental system, the city announced Wednesday.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday dismissed a report from a local newspaper that claimed the Taipei City Government has already drafted a plan to deconstruct parts of the Taipei Dome construction project.
An alleged homeowner, who was also one of the most prominent voices against one of Taipei's housing policies, held a press conference yesterday to openly confirm her identity as a real-estate agent.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Members of the Bamboo Union (竹聯幫) are suspected of pelting four bars and nightclubs with firecrackers earlier this month, Taipei City Police reported yesterday.
The President of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Huey-jen Jenny Su, donated her unused airline miles recently to help a group of students to see the world, according to a NCKU press release.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Taiwan -- 'Import bride' remark haunts Taipei Mayor
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) responded to media questions yesterday about his choice of terminology when referring to foreign spouses as being "imported" into Taiwan by saying that he did not have malicious intent.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday in a late-night Facebook post that "residential justice is an urgent problem that Taipei needs to address."
Japanese students in Taiwan and survivors of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 organized and attended an event in New Taipei Sunday to thank Taiwan for its humanitarian aid following the devastating disaster.
A website promoting tourism on Taiwan's outlying island of Kinmen and the island's unique characteristics has gone online after connecting with 200 bricks-and-mortar stores on the island, the website operator said Saturday.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Taipei City Government's Department of Urban Development Commissioner Lin Jou-min (林洲民) issued an apology on Saturday after posting a heated Facebook status slamming the citizens of Taipei regarding backlash against the Taipei Government's citizen housing policies.
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