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In early years, the main business activity in Ximenting (Ximending) was the cinema theater. At that time, most cinema theaters are on the Emei Street, Chengdu Road and Xining S. Road. After the central government of R.O.C. was reinstated in Taiwan in 1949, a large fund was poured into Ximenting (Ximending). Other than cinema theaters, there were department stores and other entertainment attractions. After the completion of Zhonghua Business Buildings, Ximenting (Ximending) became the largest business and entertainment center in the country.
In 1990s, the business and entertainment activities of Taipei gradually shifted to the East District. Later, Zhonghua Business Buildings were torn down for the road construction. Ximenting (Ximending) became less popular for a while. Then, MRT Bannan Line was completed. Zhonghua Road since then has been converted to be a prosperous main street under the planning of Taipei City Government. Furthermore, there are many emerging squares and activity locations. People gather here for art, culture events or sports, music performances during weekends or holidays. The business opportunities and people are coming back to Ximenting (Ximending).