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.
Ko said the concept was modeled on the EU’s digital COVID-19 certificates, but it would cause major disruption if applied in Taipei... Since the Taipei City Council has agreed to this rebate, it would be most appropriate to pay it out on the DoubleNinthFestival on on Oct ... Taipei.
The Mid-Autumn Festival had a “real” full moon, the first time the astronomical categorization has fallen on the day of the festival since 2013, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said yesterday ... The moon sets behind the KaohsiungLighthouse in Cijin District on the Mid-Autumn Festival yesterday morning.
BEIJING SILENT ...AFP, BEIJING ... Xu Jiayin (許家印), who founded the company in 1996, told staff in a letter to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival that he “firmly believes Evergrande will be able to step out of the darkest moment soon,” the state-run Securities Times reported ... Markets in Taipei and Shanghai were closed for the festival ... .
TAIPEI/BEIJING--Taiwan threatened to take China to the World Trade Organization on Sunday after Beijing said it would suspend sugar apple and wax apple imports from the island on pest concerns, in the latest spat between the two over fruit. Relations between Taipei and Beijing, ...
... COVID-19 after large crowds gathered at tourist attractions on the first two days of the four-day Mid-Autumn Festival long weekend, raising concerns over the risk of infection ... People yesterday gather on a pier in Tamsui, New TaipeiCity, during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday.
SEVERE ILLNESS ... Do not feed table scraps from your Mid-Autumn Festival feast to your pets, the New TaipeiCityAnimalProtection and QuarantineOffice warned yesterday ... Pomeloes, a seasonal fruit and frequently enjoyed during the festival, could cause severe digestive reactions in cats and dogs, such as vomiting and diarrhea, she said ... .
People who barbecue in Taipei’s riverside parks during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday would be fined up to NT$6,000, the Taipei Public Works Department said on Thursday ... Taipei Deputy MayorVivian Huang (黃珊珊) on Wednesday said that barbecuing in public spaces is in general forbidden, with the exception of riverside parks during the annual holiday.
As a little kid growing up in Taipei, I remember celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival with my family ... The festival — celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month on the lunar calendar, this year Sept ... In addition to China, Mid-Autumn Festivals are ... Dragon Boat Festival.
FESTIVAL REPRIEVE ... Barbecuing in pedestrian arcades in Taipei would be allowed during the Mid-Autumn Festival, but masks must be worn while cooking food and the food must be eaten indoors, Taipei Deputy MayorVivian Huang (黃珊珊) said yesterday ... Taipei Deputy Mayor Vivian Huang talks to the media at Taipei City Hall yesterday.
The TaipeiFilmFestival, which was postponed from June to this month due to COVID-19, is to begin selling tickets from noon today, the organizers said yesterday ...Yesterday, organizers said that Grit (鱷魚), directed by Chen Ta-pu (陳大璞), would also have its premiere at the festival.