Gettting Around Taiwan
Held in and around the Taipei City area, the 29th Universiade will take place from 19 August to 30 August, 2017.
There are 38 competition venues, most of which are located in Taipei City or New Taipei City.
The Athlete's Village (AV) is located at the intersection of Wenhua 1st Road and Ren'ai Road in Linkou District of New Taipei City. Chinese Address: 林口 仁愛文化一路口，世大運選手村
Taiwan High Speed Rail (also known as THSR, HSR, or Gāotíe) is a high-speed rail line approximately 345KM in length running along the west coast of Taiwan from Taipei Main Station in the north to Kaohsiung in the south.
The line opened for service in 2007, using trains with a top speed of 300KM/H covering the journey in as short as 96 minutes.
Due to Taiwan's unique political status, representation in international organisations and events is quite tricky. Although Taiwan's official name is "Republic of China" (中華民國, ROC for short), because of the one China policy, both mainland China (the "People's Republic of China", 中华人民共和国 or PRC) and the ROC are adamant about the nomenclature used to represent Taiwan.
Called 預付卡, yù fù kǎ, prepaid SIM cards are easily accessible in Taiwan for a relatively low startup cost. SIM cards can be purchased in city shops, at the airport, or in advance online with a simple pickup at the airport. Getting a data plan is easy, but make sure to check all the available plans before choosing.
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In 1927, government officials in China (then the Republic of China) began to faction due to disputes over the country's direction. The split occurred at an ideological level, primarily between nationalism from the Kuomintang party (KMT) and socialism from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Mandarin Chinese is the official language of Taiwan (ROC), mainland China (PRC), Singapore, and is spoken as an auxiliary language in Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, and many other Chinese communities abroad. With over 960 million native speakers worldwide, Mandarin is definitely an important language to learn.
Taiwan's primary language is Mandarin Chinese, and is a great place to learn how to speak Chinese!