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Taipei opens talks about the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The new Taipei City Government continued to review existing projects by holding talks Friday with Taipei New Horizon about the Songshan...full story
updated 2015-01-30 07:40 PM
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Taipei opens talks about the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The new Taipei City Government continued to review existing projects by holding talks Friday with Taipei New Horizon about the Songshan....Fullstory

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