Author: es@redbrick

THIS WEEK WE’LL FIND OUT WHO WILL REPLACE MAYOR CHEN CHU

Red Brick Daily The News Lens has an informative piece out on the upcoming DPP primary that will see one of its four candidates nominated to run in the election for mayor this November. Considering the strength of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Kaohsiung, predicting that the November election will be won by the DPP is, as the article puts it, a “not-so-risky” move. Check out the link below for a clear rundown on all four DPP candidates: https://international.thenewslens.com/article/90423 Here are the final four: (all are incumbent lawmakers representing Kaohsiung for the DPP)   Chen Chi-mai (considered the frontrunner) -top left Kuan Bi-ling...

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TAIWAN’S FIRST ‘REAL-LIFE’ BITCOIN ROBBERY

Red Brick Daily Check out the link below for the story of Taiwan’s (assumed) first bitcoin robbery … a tale featuring young thugs in Taichung and an attempt to use Gaoliang to make it seem like a “drunken altercation.”...

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200 + KAOHSIUNG BUILDINGS ARE “EARTHQUAKE RISKS”

Red Brick Daily Coming on the heels of the deadly quake in Hualien, residents across Taiwan are again asking, “Is my area safe?” One news outlet explained that if your building was constructed after Dec. 31, 1999 (the year in which Taiwan witnessed the 9-21 quake that claimed 2000+ lives), the building likely meets standards that include a test of the ground deep beneath the foundation before construction begins, to ensure it isn’t sitting on a fault line or is otherwise an earthquake risk. But of course, many structures were built before that year and a report from UDN claims that 240 buildings in Kaohsiung City...

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