An example of the new style of covered bust stops in Taipei, especially designed for places with narrow sidewalks. (Photo: Taipei City Government Office of Public Transportation)

As this year’s “World Design Capital,” Taipei aims to forge a new, forward-looking image.   Designated the “2016 World Design Capital” by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID),Taipei has embarked on a comprehensive initiative to mark this year by instilling design elements into numerous aspects of urban life. “The WDC project aims…

    Proposed legislation would require religious foundations to establish internal financial auditing systems. Earlier this year, the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Taiwan’s largest and arguably most revered charity organization due to its efficient response at times of natural disasters, quite unexpectedly found itself under heavy attack by the domestic media and netizens over the…