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Saturday, August 29, 2015
Dengue ends Tainan boycott feud
Tainan City Mayor William Lai's (賴清德) eight-month boycott against Tainan City Council Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教), centered around vote-buying allegations, came to an end yesterday due to a dengue fever outbreak.
 > Tainan
City unaccountable for EasyCard decision: Ko
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday refused to get involved in the growing controversy behind an EasyCard Corp. limited edition card covers which will feature Japanese porn star Yui Hatano (波多野結衣).
 > Taipei
Former Keelung City Council Speaker Huang Ching-tai (黃景泰) was found guilty for violating the Anti-Corruption Act by embezzling approximately NT$9 million of council funds yesterday after an eight-month trial.
The Taipei-Taoyuan airport metro line will be unable to open its services to the public until at least March 2016 because of technical problems and construction delays, transport authorities announced yesterday.
Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu yesterday outlined a proposal emphasizing the need for government-business partnerships in creating relevant skillsets as a way to reduce the nation's youth unemployment problem.
The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) has invited chefs from across Taiwan to participate in the second edition of an international cooking contest to claim the championship title and a free trip to the U.S.
Rain is likely across Taiwan through next Thursday due to moisture-bearing winds from the southwest, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday.
More than 90 percent of parents are in favor of delaying school start times so that children can get more sleep, according to the results of a survey released by a local magazine.
As people around Taiwan were making offerings to wandering spirits on Ghost Festival day Friday, the New Taipei Animal Protection and Health Inspection Office and nine animal shelters in the city jointly held a Taoist religious service for wandering animal spirits.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday urged R.O.C. veterans not to attend the World War II commemorative activities to be held in mainland China next month in order to uphold national dignity.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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