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Monday, October 6, 2014
In a bid to achieve operational commencement before the end of this year, a trial run of the Taipei Metro's Songshan Line (松山線) took place yesterday under the watchful eye of an assessment committee.
Taiwan -- Taipei Metro's Songshan Line sees 1st trial run before official unveiling
Inspectors said Sunday they have found a few flaws at some stations along the newly completed Songshan Line of Taipei's mass rapid transit system, but said they were minor problems such as defective sensors in toilets and unclear signs at the stations.
Taichung Mayor Jason Hu (胡志強), who is seeking re-election, opened his campaign headquarters Sunday with a ceremony that was attended by ruling Kuomintang (KMT) heavyweights, such as Vice President Wu Den-yih and Premier Jiang Yi-huah.
The Taoyuan County government hosted a family day event Sunday for its population of foreign workers, most of who are from the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
The Maolin National Scenic Area in Kaohsiung is inviting tourists to a series of activities to watch Purple Butterflies that are going to spend their winter there.
The Taipei International Design Conference took place at the Taipei New Horizon complex on Friday, featuring many famous designers from around the world in a discussion on urban aesthetic, the organizer said.
Pan-green independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je said yesterday he will not join any political party if he becomes mayor, in spite of the fact that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is backing his campaign.
Taiwan -- Housing Movement stages 'sleep-out' protest
A group called the Housing Movement was set to start a sleep-out campaign Saturday evening in front of The Palace (帝寶), a luxury apartment complex on Renai Road in Taipei City, to protest exorbitant housing prices.
Police yesterday arrested another suspect, surnamed Zhang, who is believed to have been involved in the murder of police detective Hsueh Chen-kuo (薛偵國) on the night of Sept. 14.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
The Songshan Line of Taipei's mass rapid transit (MRT) system will undergo a preliminary inspection by city transport officials Oct. 5 amid hopes that it could begin commercial runs next month.
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