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Taipei Identity: From Icon to Infrastructure

Asia | Taipei

Taipei, or Taipei city, as it is now officially designated, is the capital and most important political, economic and cultural city in Taiwan. Seat of national government and headquarters to numerous global corporations, especially in the technology and manufacturing sector, Taipei consistently ranks at the top in economic global city rankings, most notably in rankings for business competitiveness. In 2013, The Economist ranked Taipei 11th among world cities for overall competitiveness, just below Chicago and above Seoul, Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Among its many remarkable cultural treasures, none is more impressive than the National Palace Museum (1965), designed by Huang Baoyu. Founded originally in Beijing in 1925 and in later in 1948 in Taipei, the collection consists of more than 670,000 Chinese artifacts and is among the top five most visited museums in the world....

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