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.
TOKYO - Teachers, students, medical experts and other citizens ... TAIPEI - Taiwan has decided to recognize same-sex marriages between its citizens and their foreign partners even if the partners' countries do not allow same-sex marriage, in a shift from its previous interpretation.
This is a good way to use the NT$180 billion [US$5.91 billion] surplus tax revenue from 2022, alongside the plan for NT$6,000 cash rebates for every citizen,” DPP Legislator Chung Chia-pin (鍾佳濱) said at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei... DPP lawmakers hold up placards during a news conference in Taipei on Wednesday ... .
TAIPEI – Taiwan plans to give cash payouts of nearly $200 to every citizen this year, PremierSu Tseng-chang announced on Wednesday, saying the island’s economic growth will be shared by everyone ... Su said a total of T$140 billion, part of the tax revenue, would be spent as cash payouts and each citizen would get $195.61.
TaipeiCNN — Taiwan’s PresidentTsai Ing-wen said the self-ruled democratic island is willing to provide assistance to help China deal with its Covid surge after Beijing eased its hardline approach last month ... However, she did not spell out what forms of assistance Taipei would provide.
Taipei , January 1 (ANI) ... However, she did not spell out what forms of assistance Taipei would provide, reported CNN. China's U-turn on its Covid policy caught citizens and the medical system off guard, with some pharmacy shelves, swept empty of cold and fever medicines and hospitals scrambling to cope with an unprecedented jump in infections.
In a national survey conducted by Evidence-Based Survey and Research Co last month, 81.7 percent of respondents said they were aware of the change, while 83 percent said that citizen judges would improve the justice system, Judicial Yuan spokesman Chang Yong-hong (張永宏) told a morning news conference at the Judicial Yuan in Taipei.
Veterans AffairsCouncilMinister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬), who served as minister of national defense from 2016 to 2018, yesterday opposed a proposal to close TaipeiInternational Airport (Songshan airport) and replace it with a public park ... The AIT would rely on an airport in the heart of Taipei to extract US citizens in an emergency, Fai said.
“And we also take note of the challenges faced by foreign tourists during entry into our country,” the spokesperson noted, in response to questions over reports of complicated, overly long and expensive visa procedures that citizens of ChineseTaipei have faced when entering Việt Nam for tourism purposes ... — VNS. .
“And we also take note of the challenges faced by foreign tourists during entry into our country,” the deputy spokesperson noted, in response to questions over reports of complicated, overly long and expensive visa procedures that citizens of ChineseTaipei have faced when entering Việt Nam for tourism purposes ... — VNS. .
Standards for a carbon tax system and protection for indigenous groups should be part of a proposed climate change adaptation act, climate advocates said at the legislature in Taipei yesterday ...Climate advocates rally outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday calling for changes to the draft climate change adaptation act.