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  Taipei - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Taipei City is a special municipality administered directly under the ROC central government, while Taipei County and Keelung City are administered as part of Taiwan Province.
Taipei City is located in the Taipei Basin (台北盆地) in northern Taiwan and is bordered on the south by the Sindian (Hsintien) River (新店溪), and the Danshuei (Tamsui) River (淡水河) on the west.
In the late 19th century, the Taipei area, where the major Han settlements in northern Taiwan and one of the designated foreign trade port, Tamsui, were located, gained economic importance due to the boosting foreign trade, especially that of tea exportation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taipei_City   (1761 words)

  
 Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei, the political and financial center of Taiwan, is the island's most populous city.
Taipei originated as a small trading port over two hundred years ago before becoming the administrative capital for the island under the Qing Dynasty.
North of Taipei and accessible on the MRT line is the old fishing village of Dan Shui.
worldfacts.us /Taiwan-Taipei.htm   (2389 words)

  
 Taipei travel guide - Wikitravel
Taipei (台北 or 臺北; [1]) is the provisional capital of the Republic of China, otherwise known as Taiwan.
Taipei City has a very efficient bus service, and because all buses display information (destination and the names of stops) in English, the system is very accessible to non-Chinese speaking visitors.
Taipei hosts numerous festivals throughout the year, but as many follow the lunar calendar the dates according to the Gregorian calendar are inconsistent.
wikitravel.org /en/Taipei   (8225 words)

  
 Taipei travel guide
Taipei was first built like a rectangle shape with four main walls on the east and west.
Taipei is the center of government and culture in Taiwan.
Taipei is a city with a great blend of the traditional and modern.
www.world66.com /asia/northeastasia/taiwan/taipei   (1582 words)

  
 Taipei 101, Taipei
Taipei 101 is the world's tallest building, surpassing the height of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur in late August 2003.
Taipei 101 is the first and currently only building in the world to break the half-kilometer mark in height.
Taipei 101 was chosen as one of the best new skyscrapers of the year 2004 and received 48 voting points.
www.emporis.com /en/wm/bu?id=100765   (665 words)

  
 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Taipei   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Taipei aims for mega VoIP network for mobile services The city government of Taipei is hoping to have as many as 200000 citizens making telephone calls using VoIP over citywide Wi-Fi network by the end of this year.
Taipei City is located in the Taipei Basin in northern Taiwan and is bordered on the south by the Sindian River (Hsintien), and the Danshuei (Tamsui) on the west.
The Easy Card, which is the Taipei's equivalent to Hong Kong's Octopus Card, is extremely convenient since it is read via sensory panels on buses and in MRT stations capable of scanning through wallets or purses, thus eliminating the need for the passenger to remove the card from his or her wallet or purse.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/taipei   (1761 words)

  
 Taipei - New York Times   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The people, too, embody all the complexities of a country that is at once forward-looking and historically aware, internationally plugged in but diplomatically isolated, and as multiculturally hybrid (influences include China, Japan and the United States) as it is full of hometown pride.
WHERE TO EAT People in Taipei are so obsessed with food that they won't leave the house without the promise of a dumpling or a plate of stinky tofu (yes, it's a real dish) at their destination.
The epitome of today's Taipei, however, is Taipei 101, 7 Xinyi Road, Section 5, (886-2) 8101-8898; currently the world's tallest building, a 1,671-foot behemoth that may have disturbed an ancient fault line on the earthquake-prone island.
travel2.nytimes.com /2006/02/12/travel/12going.html   (923 words)

  
 BCG Offices - Taipei
Taipei is BCG's fourth office in Greater China, and has already become a key part of the firm's continuing growth in the region.
As well as being the capital of the Republic of China, Taipei is Taiwan's economic, scientific, and cultural center.
Located in the heart of the city's financial and commercial districts, BCG Taipei is conveniently situated close to the headquarters of numerous multinational companies, local enterprises, and government bureaus.
www.bcg.com /offices/office_taipei.html   (322 words)

  
 Taipei 101 - SkyscraperPage.com
Taipei 101 was opened to the public on December 31, 2004.
Taipei 101, whose pinnacle reached full height on Oct. 9, 2003, is currently the official world's tallest building in the categories of highest structurally, highest roof, and highest occupied floor.
The building underwent numerous redesigns due to aviation restrictions imposed by the nearby Taipei Municipal (Sung Shan) Airport before a special variance was granted and the building was constructed to the full original intended height.
www.skyscraperpage.com /cities?buildingID=18   (352 words)

  
 Taipei News.Net
The Taipei District Court sentenced Sung Nai-wu to 12 years in jail for accepting bribes, while his former boss was listed as a co-defendant in the...
Taipei - In another move to cut off links with China, Taiwan plans to change the name of Taipei's major airport from Chiang Kai-shek International Airport to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport...
Taipei News.Net is part of an international network of news sites, dedicated to the major regions, countries and cities of the world.
taipeinews.net   (1091 words)

  
 Taipei's city-wide Wi-Fi passes test | InfoWorld | News | 2006-06-27 | By Dan Nystedt, IDG News Service
But Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is the first city to actually do it, according to Wi-Fi hotspot directory JiWire, which flew a crew in to test the system.
Taipei's Wi-Fi network currently boasts over 4,000 hot spots, covering around 90 percent of the 2.6 million people in the city.
Taipei also hosts Taiwan's national government offices, meaning citizens often use cars or scooters to take care national government paper work as well.
www.infoworld.com /article/06/06/27/79664_HNtaipeiwifi_1.html   (1182 words)

  
 Taipei Skyscrapers, Architecture, Buildings, Real Estate, and Construction News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Taipei is the center of Taiwanese government and society.
Although Taipei is somewhat like a large Western city with its go-go attitude, its very different in other ways.
Taipei is the most expensive city in Taiwan.
www.emporis.info /en/wm/ci/?id=101320   (300 words)

  
 Finnegan Henderson - IP Law Firm - Taipei, Taiwan Office
Finnegan Henderson opened its Taipei, Taiwan office in early 2003 to expand the firm's accessibility to Taiwanese clients with United States intellectual property issues.
The Taipei office is anchored by a senior member of the firm's partnership and is fully supported by a local professional staff of attorneys, patent agents, and administrative staff who are fluent in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese.
Additional resources and support are provided by the firm's 300 intellectual property lawyers worldwide and by an international infrastructure of more than 500 IP professionals and administrative staff, including patent and trademark docketing specialists, technical specialists with advanced scientific and engineering degrees, and legal research and graphics experts.
www.finnegan.com /offices/index.cfm?id=10   (316 words)

  
 Taipei Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan —; Leading Chinese foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. laid bare its financial history on Thursday, in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that seeks t...
Taipei residents suffered more last year, statistics say
Taiwan Headlines Statistics show that the suffering index of Taipei residents was higher last year than in 2002 becau...
archive.wn.com /2004/02/12/1400/taipeipost   (676 words)

  
 Taipei - Wikimedia Commons
The northern end of the island country of Taiwan, including the capital city of Taipei, is shown in this spaceborne radar image.
Space Radar Map by NASA/ STS068-239-090/ Taipei Area, Taiwan/ October 1994.
Taipei 101 at the final stage of construction/ Taipei, Taiwan/ taken by Schee/ 2003
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Taipei   (385 words)

  
 TiT Scenery: The Pride of Taipei
This brand new building, which only opened a year and a half ago, is the singular landmark of Taipei and has become the hottest sightseeing attraction for foreign visitors to the city--a full third of which are Japanese.
It is in fact the springtime of Taipei's existence, as its past, displayed on framed copies of old fl and white lithographs which adorn the inner wall of the observatory, reveals a barren, dusty little town languishing amid the confluence of several strategic rivers on a flat, rising plain.
To the south and directly below the observatory lies Taipei New Park, which is not only not new but is, surprisingly, not really famous for its beautiful trees or old buildings or the intriguing Taiwan Provincial Museum now under renovation, but as a place where young lovers rendezvous on the sly.
www.sinica.edu.tw /tit/scenery/1195_PrideOfTaipei.html   (824 words)

  
 Nortel: Nortel Wins Taipei’s Mobile City Project Phase II Contract to Deploy Wireless Mesh Network
TAIPEI, Taiwan – Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT] has been selected to deploy its Wireless Mesh Networks solution for Phase II of Taipei's Mobile City (M-City) project connecting all Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) system stations and downtown commercial areas to the Internet through wireless access.
Phase II of the "Wireless Taipei, Taipei Unwired" M-City project is expected to be completed by the end of August 2005 and follows Nortel's successful deployment of a Wireless Mesh Network in 2004 supporting Phase I of the project.
The biggest engineering challenge for connecting such a large number of access points throughout Taipei City is identifying where each point needs to be placed, then ensuring each location allows transmission of a clear signal without interference.
www.nortel.com /corporate/news/newsreleases/2005b/06_02_05_qware.html   (970 words)

  
 Skyscrapers/Wolkenkratzer/Wolkenkrabbers/Grattes~ciel/Hochhauser/tall buildings Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei is the capital and largest city of Taiwan.
It remained Taipei's tallest until late 2003, when Taipei 101 was officially topped out.
The hotel is one of the most exquisite hotels in Taipei, the 5-star Far Eastern Plaza Hotel.
www.skyscraperpicture.com /taipei.htm   (1091 words)

  
 [ frangipani ] [ a life in tokyo ] [ photoblog ]
On the way back from Australia, I got to spend 24 hours in Taipei with a friend of a friend, Stephen.
We had met in Tokyo before he moved to Taipei to study Mandarin and I was really interested to hear his observations on the differences between the 2 cities and cultures.
It was a pretty special experience for me, I thoroughly enjoyed experiencing Chinese culture for the first time.
www.frangipani.info /blog/archives/000671.html   (498 words)

  
 Taiwan Taipei Taipeh Photo Gallery - 136 high quality pictures of Taipei, pictures, Taipei photos, stock photography
Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a big city lying in a valley in the north of the Taiwan island.
The city is arranged around a grid structure, with wide roads running from north to south and east to west.
In Taipei currently there is the tallest building in the world, the Taipei 101 tower.
www.molon.de /galleries/Taiwan/Taipei   (274 words)

  
 Taipei Hotels: The Landis Taipei Hotel, Business Hotel in Taipei   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For travelers who look forward to a combination of class and comfort the Landis Taipei Hotel has all of the amenities, facilities and levels of comfort you would expect from a business hotel of this class with truly impeccable services.
The Landis Taipei Hotel is a member of the 'Leading Hotels of the World' and the first hotel of The Landis Hotels and Resorts in Taiwan.
The Landis Taipei Hotel is located within the business and entertainment districts in Taipei.
www.landistpe.com.tw   (198 words)

  
 Taipei Pubs : Five of the best pubs in Taiwan
In the heart of Taipei Soho Night Life District (also known as 'the zone'), Taipei's oldest English pub is an exciting place to meet and have fun.
Also situated in Taipei Soho Night Life District, this pub has a comfortable, island feel with great dishes.
If you have no one to meet, they’re still worth a visit as the bar staff are friendly, easy to talk to and happy to fill any empty glass.
www.taipeipubs.com   (384 words)

  
 Taipei on 43 Places   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Several weeks of product development work in Taipei left me feeling that I had met some of the most industrious people in the world.
I lived in Taipei, Taiwan for three years studying Mandarin Chinese and Chinese art.
Taipei and Taiwan are vastly different from the little town I grew up in.
www.43places.com /places/view/104400   (707 words)

  
 Powell Pledges Continued Arms Aid to Taipei   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The two sides of the Taiwan Strait were separated in 1949 at the end of a civil war, but Beijing regards Taiwan as a rebel province awaiting reunification.
On Tuesday, a Taipei newspaper reported that the US had finished assessing the Taiwanese army's combat capability in preparation for deciding on what arms to sell to the island next year.
In April, much to China's anger, Washington announced the most comprehensive arms package to Taipei since 1992, including four Kidd-class destroyers, eight diesel submarines and 12 P-3C submarine-hunting aircraft.
www.taipei.org /official/1010/arm_aid.htm   (226 words)

  
 Taipei Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Today it's the site of Taipei, the bustling centre of Taiwan's commerce, government and culture.
Most of the city is barely a century old, but oh how it's made up for lost time!
Taipei is a boisterous and expensive city, and it lets you know it.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/taiwan/taipei   (243 words)

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