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2021 Mayors’ Summit Concludes: New Normal Brings Digital Transformations to Cities Photos - New Southbound Policy

2021 Mayors’ Summit Concludes: New Normal Brings Digital Transformations to Cities

The 2021 Smart City Mayors’ Summit has successfully concluded on Mar 24th after two video conference sessions (on Mar. 23rd and 24th) with 24 city leaders and representatives from 18 countries, with each sharing how they respond to COVID-19 pandemic through smart technologies under the “New Normal”. Taipei City is represented by Mayor Ko Wen-je and Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan.

Smart city expo kicks off in Taipei, physically and online

The 2021 Smart City Summit and Expo (SCSE), an annual international gathering that focuses on smart city developments and solutions, kicked off Tuesday in Taipei featuring both physical and online displays.

Taipei Zoo shares conservation experience with Malaysian officials

Taipei Zoo shared its experience of promoting wildlife conservation on Saturday with members of Malaysia’s representative office in Taiwan, and announced that a Malayan tapir at the zoo has become pregnant.

Taipei, Melbourne Discuss COVID-19 Prevention and Economic Recovery Plans Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taipei, Melbourne Discuss COVID-19 Prevention and Economic Recovery Plans

In the age of global pandemic, Taipei’s success in containing COVID-19 through strict preventive measures has been recognized around the world. Agencies affiliated with the Melbourne City Government connected with the Department of Economic Development (DOED) for an online conference to discuss topics ranging from pandemic prevention to post-COVID-19 era economic recovery strategies on February 1.

Mayor Sounds the Pistol for 2020 Taipei Marathon Photos - New Southbound Policy

Mayor Sounds the Pistol for 2020 Taipei Marathon

The 2020 Taipei Marathon kicked off in the morning of December 20. Mayor Ko Wen-je sounded the starting pistol as roughly 28,000 moved forth from the starting line amidst low temperature and a light drizzle.

Taipei, New Taipei to Cohost 2025 World Masters Games Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taipei, New Taipei to Cohost 2025 World Masters Games

On December 10, Mayor Ko Wen-je and New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih attended the signing ceremony at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park to finalize the municipalities’ hosting of the 2025 World Masters Games.

Taipei to feature at 'Open House Worldwide' online festival

Taiwan's capital Taipei will share the city's innovative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic with a global audience when it attends the first-ever 'Open House Worldwide,' a free 48-hour streamed festival that addresses important issues facing built environments, next month.

Taipei and New Taipei to host 2025 World Masters Games

Taipei and New Taipei have won a joint bid to host the 2025 edition of the World Masters Games, beating out Paris, France and Perth, Australia.

Interpreter training program for new immigrants in New Taipei to accept applications on Sept. 30

The Education Department of New Taipei Government has hosted interpretation training programs since 2009. As of the end of 2019, a total of 575 interpreters had joined the program. This year, the Education Department is expected to open online registration for the interpreter training program on September 30. The program will be held from Nov. 1-Nov. 29 at the National Dingxi Elementary School.

Masskara parade brings smiles to Taipei

Hundreds of people wearing colorful costumes and smiling masks of all sizes paraded through the streets of downtown Taipei on Sunday to celebrate one of the Philippine's most joyous festivals. The Taipei Masskara Festival took the form of a parade of some 1,200 people from St. Christopher's Church, along Zhongshan North Road, and Nong'an and Shuangcheng streets, to Qingguang park.

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