Views: 8614|Replies: 16

Taiwan the Great [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2005-1-1 00:58:13 |Display all floors
Taiwan's 101 floors to the top of the world
December 31, 2004

Taipei: Taiwan celebrated the official opening of the world's tallest skyscraper today with a colourful opera performance and some of the island's top personalities taking elevators up to the 89th-floor observation platform.

Known as Taipei 101, the 508m-high building, which some liken to a giant bamboo shoot of glass and steel, is named after its number of floors. The structure boasts some of the world's fastest elevators. They travel 1 010m a minute and can go from the fifth floor to the 89th floor in 39 seconds.



President Chen Shui-bian Chen said Taipei 101 was "one of the most successful examples of (construction) projects ever completed in Taiwan."

The building is 56m taller than the previous record-holder, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Near the top, a huge ball moves about to counter strong winds and seismic vibrations.

Taiwan often suffers from earthquakes, although most don't result in any casualties or damage. - Sapa-AP

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 4

Post time 2005-1-1 01:29:02 |Display all floors

a

This post was edited by twu026 at 2012-10-10 17:45

a

Use magic tools Report

crazyazn has been deleted
Post time 2005-1-2 16:11:21 |Display all floors

Picture below

Reminder: Author is prohibited or removed, and content is automatically blocked

Use magic tools Report

crazyazn has been deleted
Post time 2005-1-2 16:13:16 |Display all floors

101

Reminder: Author is prohibited or removed, and content is automatically blocked

Use magic tools Report

Post time 2005-1-4 09:32:29 |Display all floors

yearh

Reminder: Author is prohibited or removed, and content is automatically blocked

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 4

Post time 2005-1-19 00:44:56 |Display all floors

tianzhi

tianzhi I disagree with you.  I feel the mainland does want war.  If they didn't they would not have a heap of weapons aimed at Taiwan.  You would not threaten them with the war option.  You would not spend so much money each year preparing for war against Taiwan.  I know that when the Chinese left and went to Taiwan they took with them most of the gold from the mainland.  I know their wealth is partly due to that.  If less money was spent on "defending" yourself against Taiwanese independance and used for Education of rural citizens and homeless people maybe you won't need Taiwan's wealth to help strengthen your economy.  Sure what they did was wrong but Switzerland did the same to Germany during the war but you don't hear the German's crying.

You say they speak the same language and have the same culture, well Australia shares a similar culture  (leaving out Aboriginal culture) and the same language as England.  Should we be called England instead of Australia?  New Zealand share the same language and culture (leaving out the Mauri culture) as England, should they now be called England too?  Language and culture are not good reasons to say Taiwan should be called China. I'm not saying that Taiwan is not a part of China but your reasons are just not good enough.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 4

Post time 2005-1-21 01:17:49 |Display all floors

the CCP needs to keep tension across the straight!

It is controversial whether TW people still have the same culture as the mainlanders. Sociologists have observed that cultural identity is not just a result of race or history, but also socio-political experiences. Plus, mainlanders' cultural identity has been altered drastically twice: the cultural revolution and the entirely money-oriented and the politically indifferent youth of today. Are the Chinese people in Mainland China today really Chinese?

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.