Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital and largest city of Taiwan, in the northern part of the country. Founded in the 18th century, it was ruled by the Japanese from 1895 to 1945 and later became the headquarters of Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese Nationalists when they fled mainland China (1949). Population: 2,630,000.

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  • proper n. The capital and largest city of Taiwan, in the northern part of the country.

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  • n. the capital of Nationalist China; located in northern Taiwan

Etymologies

Mandarin 台北 (Táiběi) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Chunghwa-Goldman Contract TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taipei prosecutors are looking into a 10-year foreign-currency options contract that Chunghwa Telecom Co. signed with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in 2007.

    Taiwan Prosecutors Probe

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Oyster farmers from the western coastal areas of Taiwan staged a protest in Taipei Saturday against industrial facilities near their farms that they said have seriously threatened their operations.

    China Post Online - Taiwan , News , Taiwan newspaper

  • TAIPEI, April 1 (Reuters) - PIMCO sees Europe's actions on Greece as ineffective in fixing the country's problems, and saw a credit downgrade for the UK possibly within a year, Scott Mather, head of global portfolio management for PIMCO, told a briefing in Taipei on Thursday.

    FinanzNachrichten.de: Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • October 31st, 2009 TAIPEI - More than 20,000 people marched in Taipei Saturday to demand equal rights for gays and the legalisation of homosexual marriage.

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  • TAIPEI: Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou said on Tuesday that the island needs a proposed trade pact with China despite warnings that Taipei would become more reliant on its powerful neighbour.

    Channel NewsAsia Front Page News

  • TAIPEI, Feb 9 (AFP) - Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou said Tuesday that the island needs a proposed trade pact with China despite warnings that Taipei would become more reliant on its powerful neighbour.

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  • TAIPEI (Reuters) - Outdone by an tower extending over 800 meters in Dubai, the world's former tallest building, Taipei 101, wants to become the highest green structure by completing a checklist of clean energy standards, a spokesman said on Monday.

    Reuters: Top News

  • TAIPEI: Hundreds of protesters, carrying an enormous portrait of the Dalai Lama, marched through downtown Taipei yesterday to demand an end to Chinese rule in Tibet - a reflection of the island's tumultuous relationship with Beijing.

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  • TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Key participants in the 9th National Prayer Breakfast held in Taipei yesterday called for news media to fulfill their social responsibility by offering accurate, positive news contents rather than obscene and violent contents.

    China Post Online - Taiwan , News , Taiwan newspaper

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The hectic buying spree seen at the Information Technology Month 2009 that opened Saturday at the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) is expected to fuel bullish performance of listed electronics shares, with such shares very likely to regain a mainstream status in the local bourse, according to market sources.

    China Post Online - Taiwan , News , Taiwan newspaper

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