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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 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.

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Taipei martial arts students practice in face masks amid less virus concern [Video]

Taipei martial arts students practice in face masks amid less virus concern

As virus concerns lessen Taipei martial arts students train in masks

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Exiled Hong Kong bookseller opens bookshop in Taiwan [Video]

Exiled Hong Kong bookseller opens bookshop in Taiwan

Taiwan’s ruling party on Saturday showed support for a Hong Kong bookseller who fled to the democratic island amid fears of Chinese persecution, with President Tsai Ing-wen offering congratulations..

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