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Friday, December 19, 2014
Taiwan -- Ko ex-advisors protest at office of Taipei mayor-elect
Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) former municipal advisor Yen Hung-ya (閻鴻亞) led a group of cultural enthusiasts to the office of Taipei's mayor-elect yesterday to protest against the alleged upcoming appointment of Ni Chung-hua (倪重華) — Taiwan's “godfather of live concerts” — as head of Taipei's Cultural Affairs Department.
The Sherwood Taipei (西華飯店), one of the city's most famous five-star luxury hotels, suffered major online criticism from netizens over reports that the hotel's restaurant served rabbit meat as part of its seasonal winter menu. Online critics and rabbit owners posted their opinions on their Facebook pages and started a special event condemning the consumption of rabbit meat as cruel.
Taiwan -- New CITYLINK shopping mall set to open in Nangang
Property company Ruentex Development Co. is scheduled to open a new CITYLINK shopping mall connected to Nangang station Friday.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Taiwan -- 6 Ko advisers quit over rumored culture pick
At least six of Taipei Mayor-elect Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) advisers have bowed out in response to the rumored appointment of Ni Chung-hua (倪重華) — Taiwan's “godfather of live concerts” — as head of Taipei's cultural affairs department.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A majority of taxi drivers are in favor of increasing hourly wages by 10 to 20 percent starting next year despite a Greater Taipei taxi union representative stating yesterday that there may be short-term financial hardships. The average taxi driver's hourly wage is currently less than NT$80, according to taxi union representatives.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
New Taipei City prosecutors recently indicted a Japanese man employed by Uniqlo for allegedly grabbing a 23-year-old Taiwanese woman from behind and sexually abusing her.
Police arrested two suspects and seized over 83 kilograms of processed and semi-processed illicit drugs during a raid in the northern county of Taoyuan on Dec. 12, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has announced.
A Taiwanese woman is being investigated for allegedly killing a senior citizen, also from Taiwan, in Japan earlier this month, the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office said Monday.
The Taipei metro system's Songshan Line has transported almost 20 million passengers in the one month since its inauguration, the system's operator Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. said Monday.
Monday, December 15, 2014
The Taipei Wellness Clinic and Resort (TWCR, 臺北國際醫旅) was promoted to the public last Monday at a press conference.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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