Taipei (/ˌtaɪˈpeɪ/, literally means "North of Tai(wan)"), officially known as Taipei City (Chinese:臺北市 or 台北市; pinyin:Táiběi Shì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī:Tâi-pak Chhī), is the capital city and a special municipality of Taiwan. Sitting at the northern tip of Taiwan, Taipei City is an enclave of the municipality of New Taipei City. It is about 25km (16mi) southwest of the northern port city Keelung. The city is mostly located on the Taipei Basin, an ancient lakebed bounded by the two relatively narrow valleys of the Keelung and Xindian rivers, which join to form the Tamsui River along the city's western border.
The city proper is home to an estimated population of 2,693,672 in 2009, forming the core part of the Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area which includes the nearby cities of New Taipei and Keelung with a population of 6,900,273, the 40th most-populous urban area in the world. The name "Taipei" can refer either to the whole metropolitan area or the city proper.
Taipei is a 2013 novel by Tao Lin. It is his third novel, his first book in three years, and his seventh book overall.
On August 15, 2011, The New York Observer reported that Lin had sold his third novel, then titled Taipei, Taiwan, to Vintage. Lin's agent, Bill Clegg, brokered the deal with editor Tim O'Connell based on "a 5000-word excerpt and a ~3-page outline", for "$50,000 with a $10,000 bonus if it earns out its advance." Lin reportedly chose Vintage after meeting with four other editors, including those at Little, Brown and Harper Perennial. Earlier that morning the Wall Street Journal broke the news and briefly interviewed Lin on his decision. Lin said, "Vintage/Knopf publishes most of my favorite writers: Lorrie Moore, Ann Beattie, Bret Easton Ellis."
On February 1, 2013, Entertainment Weekly debuted the cover. The article also included an interview with Lin, who said, of the autobiographical nature of the book:
The article did not comment on the cover, except to say that it was "shiny." Thought Catalog, in an article titled "The Cover For Tao Lin's New Novel Looks Sweet," wondered how it would appear: "The version online is a shiny gif. It will be interesting to see what the cover looks like on a physical copy." Apparently no critics recognized the gif cover as an apparent homage to the underground, avant-garde writer Bradley J. Milton, whose 'Huckleberry Milton' came out two years before.
Mahjong solitaire is a solitaire matching game that uses a set of mahjong tiles rather than cards. It is also known as Shanghai solitaire, electronic or computerized mahjong, solitaire mahjong and erroneously as mahjong. The tiles come from the four-player game known as mahjong.
The 144 tiles are arranged in a special four-layer pattern with their faces upwards. A tile is said to be open or exposed if it can be moved either left or right without disturbing other tiles. The goal is to match open pairs of identical tiles and remove them from the board, exposing the tiles under them for play. The game is finished when all pairs of tiles have been removed from the board or when there are no exposed pairs remaining.
Tiles that are below other tiles cannot be seen. But by repeated undos and/or restarts which some programs offer, one gradually gets more and more information. Sometimes, tiles are only partially covered by other tiles, and the extent to which such tiles can be distinguished depends on the actual tile set. Playing Mahjong solitaire optimally in the sense to maximize the probability of removing all tiles is PSPACE-complete, and the game gets NP-complete when peeking below tiles is allowed.
A sample of 10,000,000 games with the default layout, 'the turtle' (see right), which were analyzed in about 40 hours on a single processor thread, revealed that between 2.95 and 2.96 percent of the turtles cannot be solved even if peeking is allowed.
Vivi Tan, right, and Iunn A-ian perform in New TaipeiCity’s Luchou District last month ... It has especially declined around the capital region, with only 15.4 percent of Taipei citizens primarily speaking Taigi, compared to 43.2 percent in Kaohsiung ... A parent reads to children from a Taigi story book during a gathering in Taipei.
House SpeakerNancy Pelosi, tensions between Taipei and Beijing have increased.Beijing, which sees Taiwan as a province of China, has long promised to annex the autonomous island and hasn't ruled out using force to do so.Beijing's claims are rejected by the Taipei government, ...
TAIPEI, Nov 17 (Reuters) - When Chinese authorities detained a Taiwanese citizen in China in August for an alleged violation of security laws, officials in Taipei sent messages of concern to Beijing seeking details.
Social, economic, and environmental disruptions, heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, are radically altering the expectations and behaviors of citizens, requiring urban leaders around the world to develop action plans to become future-ready ...Tokyo, Hangzhou, Taipei, Sapporo, and Christchurch.
In the second of a two-part series, the ‘TaipeiTimes’ looks at how expatriates who want their non-citizen relatives to live with them in Taiwan try to overcome the country’s restrictive visa rules ... Such visas, which were only ever available to US citizens, are not issued these days ... Katy’s British husband has lived in Taipei since 1989.
... citizens' rights while striking a balance between economic development and Covid concerns. ... Yuen added that WWPKG is also designing guided Taiwan tours of four to five days at about HK$2,000, where citizens can enjoy cuisines in Taipei and take a hot spring bath. .
Photo courtesy of the New TaipeiCity... Taipei residents can call the 24-hour (02) 8791-3064 (extenstion 5) animal rescue hotline, the 1999 (extension 4020) citizen hotline, or visit the office’s Web site (https.//tcapo.gov.taipei/) if they are unsure how to deal with a wild animal, it added.
More than 60 Indonesian migrant workers on Sunday attended a free makeup course at the IndonesiaExhibition Center in Taipei... “Being able to help them succeed when they return to Indonesia is of course very fulfilling, because they are my fellow citizens,” said Ho, who operates beauty salons in Taipei and Taoyuan.
Of the six special municipalities, Taipei has the largest population of senior citizens, followed by Kaohsiung, but there is a large gap between the two cities’ suicide rates ... With a vast Mass Rapid Transit system and a high density of hospitals, senior citizens can lead a satisfying and convenient life in Taipei.
DOUBLE STANDARD. Beijing expects Taipei to allow its citizens to enter the nation without quarantine while it still subjects Taiwanese to the ordeal, an official said ... 27. The government last month announced that starting on Sept ... Yet China expects that its citizens should be able to visit Taiwan without having to undergo quarantine,” the source said ... .