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2018/08/27 | TJ Ting

OPINION: DPP Spin Master Aims to Control Pasuya Yao's Mayoral Mayhem

The slick re-launch of Pasuya Yao's mayoral campaign drips with spin and begs the question: Can voters really complain when they vote on style over substance?

2018/07/11 | Nick Aspinwall

Taiwan Spared Major Damage by Typhoon Maria

Labeled a Category 5 storm as recently as yesterday, Typhoon Maria weakened and turned north, relieving Taiwan of any major harm.

2016/10/19 | Olivia Yang

Media Accuses Taipei of 'Leaking‘ Personal Info of 350,000 Students

The Taipei City Government denies reports of a massive leak of school children's personal information.

2016/10/09 | Brian Hioe

OP-ED: Nuit Blanche, A Half-Hearted Attempt At Making Taipei Look Like An 'Artsy' City?

'Taipei’s hosting of Nuit Blanche seems like a half-hearted, commercialized attempt to make Taipei look like an artistic city when the actual creative centers of the city are at risk.'

2016/08/15 | J. Michael Cole

OP-ED: There's a Vaccine Against China's United Front Tactics

As long as Taiwan’s democratic institutions remain healthy, China’s multifaceted propaganda efforts against it won’t find the oxygen they need to prosper.

2016/07/29 | Chang Shin-wei

Taipei Mayor’s Reputation Going Downhill?

Polls show that Ko Wen-je is the least popular among the six heads of special municipalities in Taiwan, and has the least chance of winning a second term.

2016/07/13 | Bing-sheng Lee

Taipei Bans Bottled Water and Disposable Utensils in Schools

The Taipei City Government has decided to ban bottled water and disposable utensils from elementary and junior high schools in an attempt to teach young students about environmental issues.

2016/03/22 | TNL 編輯

Taipei Mayor Proposes Making Up For Typhoon Day-Offs

The Department of Labor stated that Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je's proposal of making up cancelled work and school days due to typhoons on weekends conflicts with labor rights. However, many governmental departments are currently working on forming this new policy.

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.

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.

2015/09/14 | 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.

2015/07/21 | 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.