Taipei modernizes street performer regulations

Taipei joins a host of other world-class cities in making street performer laws more representative of its cultural needs reports Taiwan Today

New laws include permit issuance with a point system and designated public areas for performance. Violations will attract point penalties with licenses revoked once a total of nine has been reached. Fist fighting and chaos noise, littering and failure to provide proof of permit are all subject to point violations.

Law is subject to a city review in mid May. There are now currently 1,170 registered street artists who will be permitted to perform in 74 designated areas,

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YAHOO NEWS A stroll in the bustling Ximending area will introduce the visitor to Taiwan’s bold and daring youth fashion and street music and performances, as they congregate in the area to see and be seen. Ximending attracts over three million shoppers a month and is the hub of the country’s many youth sub-cultures. It was established as a theater area in the ’30s but gradually evolved into a center of innovation and creativity when it was pedestrianized in the 90s and became a night life and shopping zone. It is no surprise thus that visitors could come across popular Taiwanese pop stars, movie actors, and artists in this area. STREET I AM…GET THE LATEST STREET CULTURE NEWS
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