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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Taiwan -- Taiwan Tower project suspended over safety, budget
The mayor of Taichung has temporarily pulled the plug on the ambitious Taiwan Tower project in the central city, citing concerns over safety and the ballooning of its NT$8 billion (US$253 million) to NT$15 billion.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Taiwan -- Ko pans Taipei Dome's relaxed contract terms
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je yesterday expressed anger and disbelief that the contractor building the city's indoor baseball stadium cannot be penalized although completion has been delayed.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi made a tour of the eastern county of Hualien Saturday as part of his current visit in Taiwan.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
A teenager in New Taipei has died in an apparent suicide after falling from the top of a 27-story residential building following a dispute with his mother over an iPhone 6, according to local media reports on Friday.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Taiwan -- KMT councilor sues Lai for negligence
A Kuomintang (KMT) councilor yesterday pressed charges against Greater Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) and 19 other local officials for not reporting to the city council for questioning.
Taiwan -- Ko aims to scrap NT$30 bil. project, residents frustrated
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) acknowledged in a meeting yesterday with Taipei City Councilor Ho Chih-wei (何志偉) that he wants to scrap the current development plan for Shetze Island (社子島), a plot of land located between the Tamsui and Keelung rivers and instate a new, more feasible plan that will complete the project sooner, according to Ho.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Taiwan -- Celebration of 60th anniversary of Taipei Language Institute
The Taipei Language Institute (TLI) celebrated its 60th anniversary and the 80th birthday of the founder, Marvin Ho recently with teachers, students and alumni came to attend this significant event from different places around the world, according to a press release of the TLI.
A recent plan by the Tourism Bureau to build a sex-themed park in one of Taiwan's scenic areas has drawn controversy, prompting officials to say the idea is still only in the planning stages.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Taiwan -- 2 shot dead in Ximending parking garage
Two men aged 21 and 24 have been found fatally shot in a car at a Ximending (西門町) parking garage, city police reported yesterday.
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The new mayor of Taichung said Tuesday that the central city's landmark opera house will not reopen to the public until a formal inauguration in early 2016.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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