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Taipei: Special municipality in Republic of China
Taipei, officially Taipei City, is the capital and a special municipality of Taiwan. Located in northern Taiwan, Taipei City is an enclave of the municipality of New Taipei City that sits about 25 km (16 mi) southwest of the northern port city of Keelung. Most of the city lies on the Taipei Basin, an ancient lakebed. 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.

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Taiwan kickstarts domestic tourism after containing coronavirus spread [Video]

Taiwan kickstarts domestic tourism after containing coronavirus spread

Taiwan's transportation and health ministers removed a face mask from a sand sculpture at a ceremony in Taipei to kickstart a domestic tourism initiative. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

Taiwan drives Chinese warplanes from its airspace [Video]

Taiwan drives Chinese warplanes from its airspace

Chinese Su-30 fighter jets briefly entered Taiwanese airspace hours after the country's defense ministry announced the dates of annual military exercises that test its capabilities to ward off a..

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:29Published
Taiwan swears in President Tsai for second term [Video]

Taiwan swears in President Tsai for second term

President Tsai Ing-wen was sworn in for her second and final term on Wednesday in a ceremony at Taiwan's presidential palace in Taipei. Gloria Tso reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

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