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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Taiwan -- Taipei Dome partially resumes construction
Taipei City Government Department of Urban Development Commissioner Lin Jou-min (林洲民) said yesterday that partial construction has resumed on the south side of the controversial Taipei Dome project.
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Friday, May 22, 2015
Taiwan -- Ko talks graft cases with DPP councilors
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday visited Taipei City councilors from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to present a report on five major ongoing corruption scandals.
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The naked body of a teenage girl was discovered yesterday in Hsinchu County, with preliminary investigation revealing that the girl was likely sexually abused before being beaten to death by culprits whose ages range from 9 to adulthood.
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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Taiwan -- Gay rights group says Kaohsiung decision 'makes fun of' them
A gay rights group criticized a Kaohsiung City Government plan to accept lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) by marking their partners in city records, saying it is merely a measure to "make fun of" the community without having any substantive effect.
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The Centers for Disease Control said it suspects that four employees at a duty-free shop in Taipei who were diagnosed with measles last week might have contracted the disease from tourists.
Kaohsiung City health officials on Wednesday erected a warning sign in a market, after five cases of dengue fever were reported at that location and officials disinfected the area and its environs the previous day.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Local contactless smartcard system EasyCard yesterday achieved a new milestone in its range of applications, as consumers can use it to pay for purchases as part of a trial run in the Qingguang Market (晴光商圈) and the Ningxia Night Market (寧夏夜市).
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An Indonesian worker, known only as Ani, who allegedly murdered the owner of a breakfast shop where she was employed on Monday, revealed during police questioning yesterday that she carried out the homicide due to unfair working treatment and claimed that her former boss had slashed her salary.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Hot weather continued in Taipei on Monday, with temperatures reaching 35.4 degrees Celsius in the city at around noon, the Central Weather Bureau reported.
The Water Resources Agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs announced that the scheduled water rationing for today and May 20 has been postponed in the Kaohsiung area after the eighth drought prevention meeting on May 15.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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