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.
Officials said that onboard cameras would give control personnel real-time views of the driverless trains that are to operate in New TaipeiCity... Each train on the 14.29km medium-capacity Sanying line, which is to have 12 elevated stations, has 50 seats and can accommodate a maximum of 330 passengers, the New Taipei City Government said.
The TourismBureau yesterday hosted an exhibition at Taipei’s Songshan Cultural and CreativePark to raise awareness about finding legal accommodation, after a slew of illegal daily rentals, hostels and hotels were uncovered in the first half of the year.
Three of the eight international boarding gates at the terminal have reopened for five flights a day to Taipei, Shanghai, Hong Kong and London. Terminal 2, which mainly handles domestic flights, will accommodate passengers transferring elsewhere in Japan... .
Liang said the steep advance had much to do with the lingering benefits of income tax declarations by companies and individuals, while the ministry last year had granted a one-month moratorium to accommodate issues related to COVID-19. The logo of the Ministry of Finance in Taipei is pictured on June 29.
Of the major airports in northern Taiwan, Taoyuan airport is the nation’s most important, while TaipeiInternational... From a military defense point of view, Taoyuan airport boasts the advantages of accommodating space for military use, wide runways and close proximity to Taipei.
She also delivered a speech in Taipei. According to the financial disclosures registered and published on the British Parliament’s Web site last month, Truss received ￡80,000 (US$101,398) from the foundation for the speech, and ￡10,841 from the ministry for the flights, hospitality and accommodation.
Yes, Starlux, the Taiwan-based airline has come to Cebu with direct flights to Taipei... It was a most pleasant experience for us when we took the Starlux flight to Taipei last month ... Oh yes, we also had a look-see at the different kinds of accommodations in the city’s modern hotels arranged by Dennis Kho of Edison Travel-Taipei.
As I write this it is already Wednesday morning in Taiwan and former British Prime MinisterLiz Truss is in Taipei making a speech about the UK’s relationship with China... “The only choice we have is whether we appease and accommodate — or we take action to prevent conflict.”.
The KMT-led New TaipeiCity Council has crafted a new schedule to better accommodate the city mayor’s presidential run, DPP city councilors said ... DPP New Taipei City Councilor Cho ... “We ask the Control Yuan to probe the case, as the New Taipei City Government will not do it.”.
CONSTRUCTION, ACCOMMODATION ...The government is to offer an incentive fund of up to NT$13,000 per month to those who accept work in the construction and accommodation industries, the Executive Yuan said yesterday ... A worker operates an excavator at a construction site in Taipei on Monday.
‘SIGNIFICANT RISK’. Runways are required in eastern counties for air defense, along with a boost in submarine forces, to stop a PLA invasion, analysts said ... Chieh Chung (揭仲), an associate research fellow at the National PolicyFoundation in Taipei, agreed, saying the Shandong is estimated to have the capcity to accommodate 24 to 32 military aircraft.