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Taipei has been the de facto capital of the Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan, since the Chinese Civil War in 1949. It is situated on the Danshui River, almost at the northern tip of the country, about 25 km southwest of Keelung, which is its port on the Pacific Ocean.


In 1968, the Winter Soldier was assigned to assassinate Professor Zhang Chin of Taipei City. The plot failed, and the Soldier succeeded only in killing Zhang Chin's wife. Zhang Chin would nurse a deep hatred for the Winter Soldier in years to come, but he did not allow it to affect his work.[1]

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Taipei was the location of Starkdynamics, one of the dozens of scientific research centers, branching off from the corporate conglomerate, Stark Industries. The Taipei office of Starkdynamics was destroyed in a vicious attack by the vengeful Ezekiel Stane. The attack killed dozens of people and nearly cost the life of future Stark Industries CEO Virginia "Pepper" Potts.[2]

Bucky Barnes, now donning the guise of Captain America traveled to Taipei City when he learned that a survivor from one of his past assignments, Professor Zhang Chin, had acquired the remains of the android Human Torch and was using his laboratory to turn the Torch into a chemical weapon.[3]

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