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.
Taipei is to end the YouBike 1.0 service on Dec. 3, with bicycles only from the YouBike 2.0 service to be available after that date, the Taipei CityGovernment said on Friday. However, New Taipei City plans to keep the first-generation YouBike service until 2025 ... A YouBike 2.0 rental station is pictured in Taipei on Friday.
The All PassTicket, launched in 2018, offers unlimited use of the TaipeiMRT, Danhai light rail, bus services and YouBike rentals of up to 30 minutes in Taipei and New Taipei City for NT$1,280 (US$39.92) per month.
...DirectorWang Yueh-bin (王嶽斌) told a news conference in Taipei ... McDonald’s on June 1 started providing a NT$5 discount to people who bring their own cup, and it set up reusable cup rental stations in Tainan and Taipei, while KFC has made the NT$5 discount available since June 15.
Nine police officers have been listed as suspects in a bribery investigation involving car rental firms and motor vehicle offices in northern Taiwan, including one officer who allegedly received more than NT$1 million (US$33,568) in bribes from more than 100 people ... Most bribes allegedly came from car rental firms and drivers of luxury vehicles.
TaipeiMayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) recognized the problem in September 2019 when he said that failing to curb high housing prices could make Taiwan resemble Hong Kong, where “high rent and housing prices are causing class struggle, a widening wealth disparity and accumulating ...
The TaipeiCityGovernment is to expand the YouBike 2.0 system, an upgraded version of the public bicycle rental service, to 1,200 stations by the end of next year, it said on Thursday. The upgraded system, which was launched in May, has more than 800 rental stations, surpassing ...
The report titled – Asia-Pacific PrimeOffice Rental Index – further showed that the growth in rentals during the third of the calendar year 2021 was largely flat ... According to the Asia-Pacific Prime Office Rental Index, Taipei is the only city expected to witness an increase in office rental values across the APAC region in the next 12-months.
Crouching Lion in a Bookstore (獅子藏匿的書屋) by artist Xiao Dao (小島) won the grand prize at Taiwan’s 12th Golden Comic Awards at a ceremony in Taipei on Thursday ...Comic book artist Xiao Dao holds her book Crouching Lion in a Bookstore and her award for winning the grand prize at Taiwan’s 12th Golden Comic Awards at a ceremony in Taipei on Thursday.
Scooter-sharing companies in New TaipeiCity are to be required to create a system for banning scofflaw riders after data showed that traffic infractions they incurred were 10 times that of regular scooter riders ... Ride-sharing scooters are parked in Taipei on Sept ... At a Taipei City ...