Taipei

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Taipei (Hokkien POJ: Tâi-pak), officially known as Taipei City, is the capital and a special municipality of Taiwan (officially the Republic of China, "ROC").wikipedia
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Taiwan High Speed Rail

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Railways, high-speed rail, highways, airports, and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island.
Taiwan High Speed Rail (abbreviated THSR or HSR) is a high-speed rail line that runs approximately 350 km, along the west coast of Taiwan, from the capital Taipei to the southern city of Kaohsiung.

National Palace Museum

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Taipei is home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks, which include Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Hsing Tian Kong, Lungshan Temple of Manka, National Palace Museum, Presidential Office Building, Taipei Guest House, Ximending, and several night markets dispersed throughout the city.
The National Palace Museum, located in Taipei and Taibao, Taiwan of Republic of China, has a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks, making it one of the largest of its type in the world.

Taipei Songshan Airport

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The city is served by two airports – Taipei Songshan and Taiwan Taoyuan.
Taipei Songshan Airport is a mid-size commercial airport and military airbase located in Songshan, Taipei, Taiwan (the Republic of China).

Taipei 101

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Taipei is home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks, which include Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Hsing Tian Kong, Lungshan Temple of Manka, National Palace Museum, Presidential Office Building, Taipei Guest House, Ximending, and several night markets dispersed throughout the city.
Taipei 101 / TAIPEI 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center – is a landmark supertall skyscraper in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan.

Highway system in Taiwan

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Railways, high-speed rail, highways, airports, and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island.
The first controlled-access highway, and a predecessor to the national highways in Taiwan, was the MacArthur Thruway, built in 1964 between Keelung and Taipei.

Globalization and World Cities Research Network

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Considered to be a global city and rated as an Alpha City by GaWC, Taipei is part of a major high-tech industrial area.
Taipei

Kuomintang

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After losing mainland China to the Chinese Communist Party in the Chinese Civil War, the ruling Kuomintang relocated the ROC government to Taiwan and declared Taipei the provisional capital of the ROC in December 1949.
The Kuomintang of China (, KMT; (also spelled as Guomindang) often translated as the Nationalist Party of China or the Chinese Nationalist Party) is a major political party in the Republic of China on Taiwan, based in Taipei and is currently an opposition political party in the Legislative Yuan.

Political status of Taiwan

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Due to the ambiguous political status of Taiwan internationally, the term Chinese Taipei is also sometimes pressed into service as a synonym for the entire country, as when Taiwan's government representatives participate in international organizations or Taiwan's athletes participate in international sporting events.
The ROC, which took control of Taiwan (including Penghu and other nearby islands) in 1945, ruled mainland China and claimed sovereignty over Outer Mongolia (now Mongolia) and Tannu Uriankhai (part of which is present day Tuva, Russia) before losing the Chinese Civil War to the Communist Party of China (CPC) and relocating its government and capital city from Nanjing (formerly spelled as "Nanking") to Taipei as temporary capital in December 1949.

Ximending

Taipei is home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks, which include Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Hsing Tian Kong, Lungshan Temple of Manka, National Palace Museum, Presidential Office Building, Taipei Guest House, Ximending, and several night markets dispersed throughout the city.
Ximending (Romaji: Seimon-chō; sometimes Ximenting) is a neighborhood and shopping district in the Wanhua District of Taipei, Taiwan.

East Asia

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Taipei is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan and one of the major hubs in East Asia.
The region is home to major world metropolises such as Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, and Tokyo.

Maokong

Natural features such as Maokong, Yangmingshan, and hot springs are also well known to international visitors.
Maokong is located in Wenshan District of Taipei, Taiwan.

Rail transport in Taiwan

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Railways, high-speed rail, highways, airports, and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island.
The Taiwan High Speed Rail is operated by a franchised private company called Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation, it contains passenger services between Nangang, Taipei and Zuoying, Kaohsiung with a route that runs through Western Taiwan.

Taihoku Prefecture

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The city was administered under Taihoku Prefecture.
The prefecture consisted of modern-day Keelung, New Taipei City, Taipei and Yilan County.

Taiwan

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Taipei is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan and one of the major hubs in East Asia. Taipei (Hokkien POJ: Tâi-pak), officially known as Taipei City, is the capital and a special municipality of Taiwan (officially the Republic of China, "ROC").
In 1887, the Qing upgraded the island's administration from Taiwan Prefecture of Fujian Province to Fujian-Taiwan-Province, the twentieth in the empire, with its capital at Taipei.

Xindian River

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The basin is bounded by the relatively narrow valleys of the Keelung and Xindian rivers, which join to form the Tamsui River along the city's western border.
It flows through New Taipei and the capital Taipei for 82 km.

Wanhua District

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Having been established adjoining the flourishing townships of Bangka, Dalongdong, and Twatutia, the new prefectural capital was known as Chengnei, "the inner city", and government buildings were erected there.
Wanhua District, known in Taiwanese Hokkien as Báng-kah khu and historically as "Monga" or "Monka", is a district in Taipei, Taiwan.

Dalongdong Baoan Temple

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Taipei is home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks, which include Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Hsing Tian Kong, Lungshan Temple of Manka, National Palace Museum, Presidential Office Building, Taipei Guest House, Ximending, and several night markets dispersed throughout the city.
Dalongdong Baoan Temple also known as the Taipei Baoan Temple is a Taiwanese folk religion temple built in the Datong District, Taipei, Taiwan.

Taipei Guest House

Taipei is home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks, which include Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Hsing Tian Kong, Lungshan Temple of Manka, National Palace Museum, Presidential Office Building, Taipei Guest House, Ximending, and several night markets dispersed throughout the city.
The Taipei Guest House is the historical building located at 1 Ketagalan Boulevard, Bo'ai Special Zone, Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan.

History of Taiwan since 1945

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Following the surrender of Japan to the United States of America of 1945, effective control of Taiwan was handed to the Republic of China (ROC).
The KMT retreated to Taiwan and declared Taipei the temporary capital of the ROC.

Dalongdong

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Having been established adjoining the flourishing townships of Bangka, Dalongdong, and Twatutia, the new prefectural capital was known as Chengnei, "the inner city", and government buildings were erected there.
Dalongdong, or Toalongpong (and variants 大浪泵/大隆同), is an old village in historical Taipei located nears the narrows of the intersection between the Keelung and Tamsui Rivers.

Shilin District

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In the following year, Taipei City expanded again by annexing Shilin, Beitou, Neihu, Nangang, Jingmei, and Muzha.
Shilin District (also spelled "Shihlin District") is a district of Taipei and home to a large foreign population, mainly concentrated in the Tianmu area.

Night markets in Taiwan

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Taipei is home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks, which include Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Hsing Tian Kong, Lungshan Temple of Manka, National Palace Museum, Presidential Office Building, Taipei Guest House, Ximending, and several night markets dispersed throughout the city.
One example of a Night Market Network is Taipei.

Xingtian Temple

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Taipei is home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks, which include Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Hsing Tian Kong, Lungshan Temple of Manka, National Palace Museum, Presidential Office Building, Taipei Guest House, Ximending, and several night markets dispersed throughout the city.
Xingtian Temple (also Xingtian Gong or Hsing Tian Kong) is a popular temple in Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan.

Government of the Republic of China

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After losing mainland China to the Chinese Communist Party in the Chinese Civil War, the ruling Kuomintang relocated the ROC government to Taiwan and declared Taipei the provisional capital of the ROC in December 1949.
Originally established in 1912 in Nanking, the Government of the Republic of China relocated several times, and finally moved to Taipei in 1949 because of its military losses in the Chinese Civil War.

Chinese Taipei

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Due to the ambiguous political status of Taiwan internationally, the term Chinese Taipei is also sometimes pressed into service as a synonym for the entire country, as when Taiwan's government representatives participate in international organizations or Taiwan's athletes participate in international sporting events.
To the PRC, "Chinese Taipei" is ambiguous about the political status or sovereignty of the ROC/Taiwan; to the ROC, it is a more inclusive term than just "Taiwan" (which the Kuomintang political party of the ROC, in power at the time, considers just one part of "China", which it, similarly to the PRC, claims to be the rightful government of "China" in its entirety, and to the PRC the use of "Taiwan" as a national name is associated with independence of the area from the PRC) and "Taiwan, China" might be construed as a subordinate area to the PRC.