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.
He referred to a Far East container ship owner (believed to be Taipei-based Wan Hai Lines) which committed 10 feeder vessels for recycling in December. “In GMS’ 30-plus years of experience, this is the highest number of ships that have ever been simultaneously offered for recycling by a single owner,” he commented.
Blinken, for his part, said at the presser that the change was also essential to deter China from a possible invasion of ChineseTaipei... This is while Chinese Taipei's secessionist president Tsai Ing-wen has independence aspirations and views the island as a sovereign state.
Taiwan Stock Exchange chairman Sherman Lin is pictured at a news conference in Taipei yesterday. The oil, gas and electricity, semiconductor, and shipping and transportation industries reported the highest revenue increases of 33.98 percent, 20.09 percent and 18.91 percent respectively last year compared with 2021, the exchange said.
The Taipei-based shipping company is handing out year-end bonuses equal to 50 months salary, or more than four years' pay, on average, according to a person familiar with the matter ...Evergreen Marine, which attracted headlines for all the wrong reasons in early 2021 when a ship it ...
The Taipei-based shipping company is handing out year-end bonuses equal to 50 months salary, or more than four years’ pay, on average, according to a person familiar with the matter ...Evergreen Marine, which attracted headlines for all the wrong reasons in early 2021 when a ship it ...
And finally, the US must possess enough air-launched, long-range anti-ship missiles to be able to strike the Chinese fleet rapidly and en masse, it added ...The government in Taipei must also focus on strengthening Taiwan’s ground forces rather than buying expensive ships and aircraft that are vulnerable to attacks, the report said.
Beijing, Jan 9 (EFE).- A total of 57 Chinese planes and four navy ships were detected in areas around Taiwan, the island’s defense ministry announced Monday ... 26, Taipei reported the presence of 71 planes and five Chinese military ships in the vicinity of the island.
China has ramped up its aggression toward Taiwan over the past several years, including major military drills around the island this August following Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) visit to Taipei. And Taiwan’s defense ministry said Monday that China had sent 71 planes and seven ships toward the island in a 24-hour display of force ... ....