1. This yearbook is published annually, in both Chinese and English editions. The 2014
edition is based on the time period from January 1 to December 31 of the year 2014.
Its content is primarily devoted to description of important projects undertaken by
the Taipei City Government, plans and policies of the city government, concrete
achievements, related strategies and systems, major events and activities for the
public, and the direction of the city's future development and innovations.
2. The yearbook consists of nineteen chapters and three appendices. The contents
of each chapter were initially written by representatives of relevant bureaus
and departments of the city government and then reorganized by department
heads. Manuscripts were then submitted to the editorial staff for corrections and
improvements, and were handed over to professional editors and art editors.
3. The primary aim of the yearbook is to convey information in a fluent style. Instead of
providing a merely statistical summary of the city government's undertaking, it includes
descriptions of important events and activities sponsored by the city government
throughout the year, to aid the reader arriving at an in-depth understanding of the
city. In this manner, the yearbook differs from an official report of the government's
practices and achievements.
4. The cover story of the yearbook focuses on major constructions, policies and activities
of Taipei City. In the 2014 yearbook the cover story “Advancement of the Taipei MRT
Brings Easy Travel and Greater Prosperity” may help readers to better perceive and
acknowledge some concrete achievements of the city government.
5. The “Special Features” of the 2014 yearbook are: “Blissful Taipei, Friendly City”,“Taipei,
an Innovative City with Glamorous Waterfronts”, “Taipei, a City of Infinite Possibilities”,
and they are all about the important projects currently being promoted in Taipei City.
These features serve to introduce these projects both inside and outside the country.
6. The major events and activities sponsored by the Taipei City Government are
chronologically listed in the Appendices, from January to December of the year 2014.
7. The statistical data on Table 16 in the Appendix is based on information for 2013, since
corresponding data for 2014 were not available at the time of printing.
8. The data of Appendix III includes Outstanding Citizens of Taipei for the Year 2014,
Councilors of Taipei City (11th to 12th), Mayor and Directors General of the Taipei City
Government (5th to 6th), and Directors of Secondary Departments of the Taipei City (5th
9. For the convenience of the reader, the names of significant individuals, places,
organizations, events, meetings, awards, legal cases, plans, projects, strategies,
systems, special festivals, books, religious sects, temples, churches, diseases, and
activities are all listed in the index. Items listed in the index are arranged based on the
number of strokes according to the Handbook of Standard Strokes and Stroke Order of
Chinese Characters edited by the Ministry of Education. Detailed records of important
events, statistics and data, notable individuals that are included in the Appendices as
well as pictures, are not included in the index.
10. This yearbook is published in USB Flash Drive form. Contents are also available on
the official home page of the Taipei City Government (address: http://yearbook.taipei.
gov.tw) for your reference.
11. The task of compiling and editing this yearbook was done in a relatively short period
of time. As a result, readers are asked to be tolerant of inevitable minor mistakes and