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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Taiwan -- I should say thanks even if I don't like gift: Mayor Ko
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday admitted to making an improper remark about a gift from the United Kingdom's Minister of State for Transport Baroness Kramer the day before.
Taipei City Department of Transportation Commissioner Chung Hui-yu (鍾慧諭) held a press conference yesterday afternoon to reveal the latest updates on the new charging policy for the YouBike system's first 30 minutes of use.
The visiting UK transport minister yesterday said she is not offended by a remark made by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), who said Monday that he might give away a gift the minister sent to him to a scrap metal dealer.
Senior officials from Taichung, Changhua and Nantou convened in Taichung yesterday for the first time in an inter-party meeting, aiming to discuss safety concerns and promote cross-county collaboration in handling the recent H5 bird flu epidemic. The two magistrates and one mayor also announced a plan for a joint tourism market strategy between the three local governments.
British transport minister Baroness Kramer said Tuesday that she has shared the United Kingdom's experience of running the London Olympics transportation services with officials from Taipei, which is set to host the 2017 Summer Universiade.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Prosecutors yesterday indicted Tainan Deputy City Council Speaker Kuo Hsin-liang (郭信良) for corruption that includes pocketing NT$7 million in bribes from a publicly listed company.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Taiwan -- Ko faces rare criticism over police comments
Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) received rare widespread criticism yesterday first for questioning the efforts of police officers in charge of the Ximending E-mei parking garage shootings case and later for proposing to ease restrictions on wiretapping by the police.
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Taipei Zoo's giant panda, Yuan Zai, along with her keeper, won the Giant Panda Zoo Awards on Sunday, which is an online prize dedicated to panda conservation.
Taichung City Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) stated yesterday morning that after the city's BRT bus system goes through several trial runs conducted by specialists, a poll will be drafted at the end of March to determine if the bus system will remain in place.
In a bid to curb the outflow of population and boost the vigor of largely rural Changhua County, the central county's government has upped its subsidy for new parents to top the levels seen in some major cities.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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