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2016/01/25 | Zou Chi
Taipei Mayor Says The City Lacks Urban Aesthetics
After a visit to the cultural and creative industry in Chiyoda-ku and Tokyo Station in Japan, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je has realized Taipei lacks urban aesthetics.
2016/01/06 | Shih Yuan
Charging for Scooter Parking in Taipei City Raises Controversy
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je indicates that the government will not administer the policy to all the scooter parking spaces in the city in the next two years. Ko says that if scooters are a cheaper and more convenient mean of transportation, no one would want to take public transportation, so it is necessary to improve the efficiency of public transportation before dealing with the problems of motorcycles.
2015/12/31 | TNL 編輯
Post Offices Closing Down Around The World; Taipei Mayor Calls To Follow
Post offices are facing the challenge of transformation and reconstruction as new ways of transportation are threatening traditional postal services. Bloomberg reports, many countries have closed as many of their brick-and-mortar post offices as possible, moving these services into gas stations and convenience stores.
2015/12/21 | Kenzo
Taipei Mayor Reflects on The Past Year
Ko says, each of his policies makes his supporting rate drop, such as charging off-street parking fee, canceling the rule of using YouBike for free during the first 30 minutes and canceling gift money for the elderly on a traditional holiday that celebrates the spirit of respecting the elderly. Ko says he will not lose the courage to do what he should do even if it will make his supporting rate decline.
2015/12/21 | Zou Chi
Taipei Mayor Says No to Suits When Meeting Foreign Guests
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je says that we should say no to the single standard of western culture. Iranians, however, are prohibited from wearing ties and the practice stems from the 1979 Islamic revolution.
2015/12/14 | Kenzo
Illegal Daily Rental Apartments Taking Over Taipei
The Department of Information and Tourism of the Taipei City Government has already requested websites, like Airbnb, with rooms that don't have hotel license numbers to take the rooms off their websites. Regarding this, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je believes the illegal apartments have appeared because there are no cheap hotels in Taipei.
2015/12/03 | TNL 編輯
2017 University Games Athletes’ Village Will Become Social Housing for Young Adults and Vulnerable Groups
New Taipei City Deputy Mayor Hou You-yi says that constructions in Linkou have been developing rapidly. Linkou is now the fastest growing city in Taiwan by population. After the public housing is initiated, it could provide living spaces for more than 10,000 people.
2015/11/29 | Sid Weng
Taipei MRT Introducing New Coding System for Foreigners
The new Taipei MRT signs will mark each station with the acronym of the color of the MRT line along with a number. If the station is at the intersection of two metro lines, it will have two numbers. Take Taipei Main Station for example; it is on the intersection of Tamsui-Xinyi Line (red line) and Bannan Line (blue line) so it will be labeled as R10 and BL12.
2015/09/18 | Kenzo
Taipei Named Most Dangerous City in the World
Taipei, Tokyo and Seoul were named the three most vulnerable cities when facing global disasters. If adding on the scale of economic loss of accidents or natural disasters, Taipei estimates a loss of US$ 181.2 billion, becoming the most vulnerable city in the world.
2015/09/18 | Kenzo
Why Is The Government Issuing Porn Star EasyCards but not Talking about Legalizing Sex Trade?
Collective Of Sex Workers And Supporters (COSWAS) points out that the government and the EasyCard Corporation have been avoiding the fundamental problem of the sex industry. The association publicly calls on Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je to support the rights of prostitutes and requests the Taipei City government to state their stand regarding the sex industry and policies legalizing sex trade.
2015/09/14 | Yang
Taipei Mayor Ko Says A Definite Party Alternation in 2016
Ma's government ran the office inappropriately, which resulted in failure of democracy and accumulation of people’s complaints. This led to the outbreak of the Sunflower Movement. The difference between former president Lee Teng-hui and Ma is the latter was unable to guide the power of the people and resolve the issue.
2015/08/26 | Yang
Japanese AV Idol Provoking Controversy for being Printed on EasyCards
Some people have said on the Internet that the EasyCard Corporation made this decision to provoke controversy. Others feel unfair for Yui Hatano and believe preventing her from being the face of EasyCard is discriminating her identity and career.
2015/08/06 | Yang
Taiwanese Invents Ecological Method of Paving Roads
The technology allows rainwater to flow into a water tank and lets it evaporate and radiate heat during warmer weather. This prevent floods and improves the urban heat island effect.
2015/07/25 | 阿Ken
Taipei City Mayor Apologizes to Arrested Student Protesters and Reporters
The arresting of the reporters protesting alterations made to curriculum guidelines has initiated controversy concerning freedom of the press.
2015/07/24 | Yuan
33 Protestors Break into the Ministry of Education
33 students and civilians protesting alterations made to curriculum guidelines climbed over the walls surrounding the Ministry of Education and broke into the building.
2015/07/21 | Yang
On Contact Lenses; Taipei Mayor says, 'The law isn't a reference‘
The Mayor of Taipei says the requirement of prescriptions for buying contact lenses was already issued in 1975, and since the Ministry of Health and Welfare has made a statement, the city government should follow through.