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.
During the SARS outbreak, Taipei’s slow implementation of the isolation accommodation policy led to the mistake of placing all the Heping Hospital staff together in the hospital’s auditorium, which caused more infections and sparked protests by the staff ... However, that is a misunderstanding, as if Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) did not exist.
26, 1901, the stately Governor-General’s Residence was Taipei’s first landmark symbolizing Japanese power and authority ... To further accommodate the royals, the building was expanded and given a makeover in 1911, and this version still stands today as the Taipei Guest House on Ketagalan Blvd and ZhongshanSouth Road.
Median household incomes are taken as indicators of standard of living because they include only disposable income and acknowledge that people sharing accommodation benefit from pooling at least some of their living costs. Taipei led other special municipalities in household ...
There are more than 105,000 air-raid shelters across the nation, with capacity to accommodate 86.65 million people — nearly four times the nation’s population. In Taipei and several other cities, yellow “air-raid shelter facility” labels can be found on the outside of buildings designated as shelters, with their capacities listed ... .
Despite their dissemination of "false" and "fake" propaganda about so-called Chinese aggression in the shape of massive military drills after the visit of the US speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taipei, China is not frustrated but more focused; not racial but responsible; not aggressive ...
Local airline companies are now monitoring the situation in Taipei after they received a notice from ... For its part, the Cebu Pacific said it is currently accommodating essential travel between Manila and Taipei, Taiwan on a once weekly flight, or every Wednesday.
“Our flight to and from Taipei on Aug ... Villaluna also said PAL’s flights to and from Taipei scheduled today (Friday) will proceed as scheduled ... PAL operates three commercial flights in a week to Taipei regularly—Thursday, Friday, and Saturday ... “We currently only accommodate essential travel between Manila and Taipei, Taiwan.
–. Russia's Lavrov. Pelosi visit to Taiwan creates 'annoyance' ... Speaking on a visit to Myanmar, Lavrov criticised the United States and said it was acting with impunity ... (Source. Reuters News). – ... – ... The capital of Taipei has more than 4,600 such shelters that can accommodate some 12 million people, more than four times its population. (Source ... –. –. Pelosi ... –.
House of Representatives SpeakerNancy Pelosi was expected to arrive in Taipei later on Tuesday ... House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to arrive in Taipei later on Tuesday ... The capital of Taipei has more than 4,600 such shelters that can accommodate some 12 million people, more than four times its population.
TAIPEI (Reuters) — ... The capital of Taipei has more than 4,600 such shelters that can accommodate some 12 million people, more than four times its population. Taipei officials have been updating their database of designated shelters, putting their whereabouts on a phone app and ...
By Yimou Lee, Fabian Hamacher and Ann Wang / Reuters, TAIPEI ...People take part in an air-raid drill in an underground parking lot in Taipei on July 22. Taipei has more than 4,600 such shelters that can accommodate about 12 million people, more than four times its population.
Taipei — Taiwan is preparing its air-raid shelters as rising tension with China and Russia's invasion of Ukraine raise new fears about the possibility of a Chinese attack on the democratic island ... The capital of Taipei has more than 4,600 such shelters that can accommodate 12-million people, more than four times its population.