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.
The Housing Movement2.0 yesterday vowed to push for legislative reform, with the support of lawmakers across party lines, after wrapping up a month-long pop-up exhibition to protest the rising cost of homeownership in Taipei... rent, and raising rental income tax, the group said.
The following is based on the tour that he used to give before the pandemic struck — one that is ideal for anyone wanting to get out on a rental or their own bike during the Lunar New Year holiday, when Taipei’s streets are largely empty of traffic ... SEEING TAIPEI DIFFERENTLY ... AlecGates earlier this month stands in front of Taipei’s WenchangTemple.
HOLIDAY TRAVELERS ... 11 ... 7. If unexpected changes in flight schedules lead to a surge in passenger numbers inside terminals, the taxi and vehicle rental operators could deploy 100 additional disease-prevention taxis from TaipeiInternational Airport (Songshan airport), as well as 100 rental vehicles to meet the demand, the company said ... On Dec ... .
On Aug ... Deployment and delay ... My unfiltered comment spread quickly, and in the following days I came to find out that my quote and picture were on the front page of a Chinese language newspaper in Taipei. Whether spurred by negative publicity or just the natural progress of the mission, we were soon in rental cars and making our way to the Gulf ... 67.
The TaipeiCityGovernment is cracking down on owners of short-term rental units, including Airbnb listings, who have been offering their units for home quarantine or isolation stays, amid concern that such rentals could be a loophole in disease-prevention efforts ... Taipei ...
Taipei and Ho Chi Minh City might outperform their regional peers in recovering economically from the COVID-19 pandemic as they benefit from realignments in the global supply chain, CBRETaiwan said yesterday ... Meanwhile, Taipei and some Japanese cities have shown relative rental strength, thanks to low vacancies and limited new supply, it said.
The Taipei101 shopping mall ... The mall is one of the three main revenue sources for Taipei Financial Center Corp (台北金融大樓, TFCC), the operator of Taipei 101, together with admission fees to the observatory and the observation deck, as well as rental income from its office spaces.
The NewTaipeiCityGovernment on June 17 said that it would not follow Taipei in upgrading the YouBike public bicycle rental service to “YouBike 2.0” when the contract expires in August next year ... That means three different public bike rental systems are to coexist in the greater Taipei area next year.
TAIPEI 101. While rental income is robust, the skyscraper has been affected by falling foreign and domestic visitor numbers because of the pandemic, TaiwanRatings said ... “Taiwanese pull together as one” with the image of a heart is displayed on Taipei 101 on Thursday last week.
The office rental total made Taipei the second-best performer behind Tokyo’s 1.4 percent increase, while other cities reported declines, an analyst said ... The rental total made Taipei the second-best performer behind Tokyo’s 1.4 percent increase, while other cities internationally reported modest declines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Liu added.