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Administrative division codes of the People's Republic of China identify administrative divisions of the PRC at county level and above.
Due to China's large population and area, the administrative divisions of China have consisted of several levels since ancient times.
Air China Limited is the flag carrier and one of the major airlines of the People's Republic of China, with its headquarters in Shunyi District, Beijing.
Air pollution occurs when harmful or excessive quantities of substances including gases, particulates, and biological molecules are introduced into Earth's atmosphere.
The Airport Express line of the Beijing Subway, also known by the initials ABC, which stands for Airport Beijing City, is a rapid transit line that provides an airport rail link service from Beijing city center to the Beijing Capital International Airport.
The Airport Expressway, officially the S12, is a controlled-access highway in Beijing, China, which links central Beijing to the Beijing Capital International Airport.
Airports Council International (ACI) is the only global trade representative of the world’s airport authorities.
The Albazinians (Russian: албазинцы, Traditional Chinese: 阿爾巴津人, Simplified Chinese: 阿尔巴津人) are one of the few groups of Chinese of Russian descent.
Albedo (albedo, meaning "whiteness") is the measure of the diffuse reflection of solar radiation out of the total solar radiation received by an astronomical body (e.g. a planet like Earth).
The American Basketball Association (ABA) is an American semi-professional men's basketball minor league that was founded in 1999.
The Amur hedgehog (Erinaceus amurensis), also called the Manchurian hedgehog, is a hedgehog similar to the European hedgehog in appearance and behaviour, although it is more lightly coloured.
The Amur stickleback (Pungitius sinensis) is a species of fish in the family Gasterosteidae.
The An Lushan Rebellion was a devastating rebellion against the Tang dynasty of China.
Ancient Chinese encompasses the diverse set of cultural beliefs, social and economic structures, and technological capacities that historically influenced urban design in the early period of Chinese civilization.
Andingmen (lit. "Gate of Stability") was a gate in Beijing's Ming-era city wall.
APEC blue refers to the rare blue sky in Beijing during APEC China 2014 due to emission reduction campaign directed by Chinese government.
The APEC China 2014 was the 22nd annual gathering of APEC leaders.
The Asian Games, also known as Asiad, is a continental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia.
The axis mundi (also cosmic axis, world axis, world pillar, center of the world, world tree), in certain beliefs and philosophies, is the world center, or the connection between Heaven and Earth.
Badaling is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, approximately northwest of urban Beijing city in Yanqing District, which is within the Beijing municipality.
Baarin Left Banner (Mongolian: Baɣarin Jegün qosiɣu), or Bairin, is a banner of eastern Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China.
Yongtongqiao, better known as Baliqiao (also romanised as Palikao), is a historic bridge located at the intersection of Tongzhou and Chaoyang districts in the east of Beijing, China.
Bandy is a team winter sport played on ice, in which skaters use sticks to direct a ball into the opposing team's goal.
A basic people's court is a lowest level court in the Courts of General Jurisdiction in the People's Republic of China.
The Battle of Zhongdu (present-day Beijing) was a battle in 1215 between the Mongols and the Jurchen Jin dynasty, which controlled northern China.
Beihai Park is a public park and former imperial garden located in the northwestern part of the Imperial City, Beijing.
Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Center (BACCC or more frequently BACC as shown in its logos) is a command center for the Chinese space program which includes the Shenzhou missions, and is located in a suburb northwest of Beijing.
The Beijing Ancient Observatory is a pretelescopic observatory located in Beijing, China.
The Beijing barbastelle (Barbastella beijingensis), also known as the Beijing wide-eared bat, is a species of vesper bat endemic to Beijing Municipality, China.
Beijing 2022 was a successful bid by Beijing, China and the Chinese Olympic Committee for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
The Beijing Botanical Garden is a botanical garden situated in the northwestern outskirts of Beijing, China between Xiangshan (Fragrant Hills) Park and Jade Spring Mountain (zh:玉泉山) in the Western Hills.
Public bus service in Beijing is the among the most extensive, widely used and affordable form of public transportation in urban and suburban districts of the city.
Beijing Capital International Airport is the main international airport serving Beijing.
The Beijing Central Business District, or Beijing CBD, is the primary area of finance, media, and business services in Beijing, China.
The Beijing city fortifications were built between the early 15th century to 1553.
Beijing cuisine, also known as Jing cuisine and Mandarin cuisine, and as Beiping cuisine in Taiwan, is the local cuisine of Beijing, the national capital of China.
Beijing Daily is the official newspaper of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee.
Beijing Daxing International Airport (IATA: unknown; ICAO: unknown), located on the border of Beijing and Langfang, Hebei Province, is Beijing's second international airport and is currently under construction.
The Beijing dialect, also known as Pekingese, is the prestige dialect of Mandarin spoken in the urban area of Beijing, China.
The Temple of the Eastern Peak in Beijing is a Taoist temple in the Chaowai area, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China.
The Beijing Shougang Ducks (simplified Chinese: 北京鸭篮球俱乐部), also known as Beijing Shougang or Beijing Ducks, are a professional basketball team based in Beijing, China, which plays in the North Division of the Chinese Basketball Association.
Beijingdong (Beijing East) railway station is a railway station in Chaoyang District, Beijing.
Beijing Economic and Technological Development Area (BDA) is a state-level economic and technological development zone in Beijing, China.
Beijing Enterprises Group Football Club or commonly known as BG, is a professional Chinese football club that currently participates in the China League One division under license from the Chinese Football Association (CFA).
Beijing Evening News (Chinese: 北京晚报; Pinyin: Běijīng Wǎnbào) is a Chinese language tabloid newspaper in the People's Republic of China from Beijing.
Beijing Financial Street (BFS), or Beijing Jinrong Street (BJS), is where Chinese regulatory agencies are located.
The Beijing Beikong Fly Dragons, also known as Beijing Enterprises Water Group Fly Dragons or Beijing BG Fly Dragons, are a Chinese professional men's basketball team which is based in Beijing and plays in the Northern Division of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).
Beijing Institute of Technology Football Club (Simplified Chinese: 北京理工大学足球俱乐部) or simply BIT is a professional Chinese football club that currently participates in the China League Two division under licence from the Chinese Football Association (CFA).
The Beijing Legation Quarter was the area in Beijing, China where a number of foreign legations were located between 1861 and 1959.
The Beijing Marathon is an annual marathon race of 42.195 km held in October in Beijing, People's Republic of China.
Beijing Media Network (BMN) is a government-owned television network in the People's Republic of China.
The Beijing Military Region was one of seven military regions for the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
The Beijing mouse-eared bat, or Peking myotis (Myotis pequinius) is a species of vesper bat.
The Beijing Museum of Natural History (BMNH) is located at 126 Tian Qiao Nan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100050, and is the most popular natural history museum in China.
Beijing Nanyuan Airport is a military airbase that also serves as the secondary airport of Beijing.
The Beijing National Aquatics Center, also officially known as the National Aquatics Center, and colloquially known as the Water Cube, is an aquatics center that was built alongside Beijing National Stadium in the Olympic Green for the swimming competitions of the 2008 Summer Olympics.
The National Indoor Stadium (official name), is an indoor stadium that is located in the Olympic Green in Beijing, China.
Beijing National Stadium, officially the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, is a stadium in Beijing.
Beijingbei (Beijing North) railway station, formerly known as Xizhimen railway station, is a railway station in Beijing.
The Beijing Olympians or Beijing Aoshen Olympians or Beijing Aoshen was a Chinese professional men's basketball team that formerly played in the Chinese Basketball Association and the West Coast Pro Basketball League.
The Beijing Olympic Village is a complex of high-rise apartments in Beijing, People's Republic of China, which was opened to the public on July 27, 2008 and closed on August 27, 2008 in conjunction with the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Beijing railway station, or simply Beijing station, is a passenger railway station in Dongcheng District, Beijing.
Beijing Renhe Football Club is a professional Chinese football club that currently participates in the Chinese Super League under licence from the Chinese Football Association (CFA).
Beijing Renmin Guangbo Diantai, is a family of municipal radio stations that also include news, music, and sports in Beijing.
Beijing Sinobo Guoan F.C. is a professional Chinese football club that currently participates in the Chinese Super League under licence from the Chinese Football Association (CFA).
Beijingnan (Beijing South) railway station is a large railway station (mainly serving high speed trains) in Fengtai District, Beijing, about south of central Beijing, between the 2nd and 3rd ring roads.
BCR (Beijing City Rail) also known as Beijing Suburban Railway is a commuter rail service that connects urban Beijing with outlying districts and counties beyond the reach of the city's Beijing Subway network.
The Beijing Subway is a rapid transit rail network that serves the urban and suburban districts of Beijing municipality.
The Temple of Confucius at Beijing is the second largest Confucian Temple in China, after the one in Confucius' hometown of Qufu.
Beijing This Month (BTM) is a free monthly English language magazine, published in Beijing by the Beijing Foreign Cultural Exchanges Centre in association with the Beijing City Government.
The Beijing Tigers is one of the four charter teams in the China Baseball League.
Beijing Today is a weekly English newspaper catering to expatriates and embassies that covers current events, art, cinema, music, dining, and shopping in Beijing.
The Beijing Weather Modification Office is a unit of the Beijing Meteorological Bureau tasked with weather control in Beijing, China, and its surrounding areas, including parts of Hebei and Inner Mongolia.
Beijingxi (Beijing West) railway station (colloquially referred to as West Station) is located in western Beijing's Fengtai District.
The Beijing Youth Daily is the official newspaper of the Communist Youth League committee in Beijing.
The Beijing Zoo is a zoological park in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, in Xicheng District.
The Beijing–Baotou railway or Jingbao railway is an 833 km railway from Beijing to Baotou, Inner Mongolia in China.
The Beijing–Chengde railway or Jingcheng railway, is a railroad in northern China between Beijing, the national capital, and Chengde in Hebei Province.
The Beijing–Guangzhou railway or Jingguang railway is a major arterial railway that connects Beijing in the north with Guangzhou in the south.
The Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed railway or Jingguangshengang high-speed railway from its Chinese name is a high-speed railway corridor of the CRH passenger service, ultimately connecting Beijingxi Station in Beijing and Futian Station in Shenzhen.
The Beijing–Harbin railway, named the Jingha Railway, is the railway that connects Beijing with Harbin in Heilongjiang Province.
The Beijing–Jiujiang–Kowloon railway, also known as the Jingjiu railway is a railway in China connecting Beijing West Station in Beijing to Shenzhen Station in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province.
The Beijing–Qinhuangdao railway, also known as the Jingqin Line is a branch railway which connects the capital of China, Beijing, with the coastal city of Qinhuangdao.
The Beijing–Shanghai high-speed railway (or Jinghu high-speed railway, from its name in Mandarin) is a high-speed railway long that connects two major economic zones in the People's Republic of China: the Bohai Economic Rim and the Yangtze River Delta.
The Beijing–Shanghai railway or Jinghu railway is a railway line in China between Beijing and Shanghai.
The Beijing–Tianjin intercity railway is a China passenger-only line high-speed rail that runs 117 km line (72.7 statute miles) between Beijing and Tianjin.
The Beijing–Tongliao or Jingtong railway, also known as the Shahe–Tongliao or Shatong railway, is a railroad in northern China between Beijing, the national capital, and Tongliao in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
The Beijing–Yuanping or Jingyuan railway, is a railroad in northern China between Beijing, the national capital, and Yuanping in Shanxi Province.
Beiping or Peiping, meaning "Northern Peace" in Chinese, is a former name of Beijing, which means "Northern Capital".
Beixinqiao Subdistrict (Chinese: 北新桥街道) is a subdistrict in Dongcheng District, Beijing, China.
Beiyuan Subdistrict is a subdistrict of Beijing and is located in Tongzhou District.
A bicycle-sharing system, public bicycle system, or bike-share scheme, is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a short term basis for a price or free.
The Big Bell Temple, or Da Zhong Temple, originally known as Jue Sheng Temple, is a Buddhist temple located on North 3rd Road in Beijing, China.
The Big Dipper (US) or the Plough (UK) is an asterism consisting of seven bright stars of the constellation Ursa Major; six of them are of second magnitude and one, Megrez (δ), of third magnitude.
Bird migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south along a flyway, between breeding and wintering grounds.
The birth rate (technically, births/population rate) is the total number of live births per 1,000 in a population in a year or period.
The black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) is a small gull that breeds in much of Europe and Asia, and also in coastal eastern Canada.
Bluegogo is a bicycle-sharing system based in Tianjin, China, founded and owned by Tianjin Luding Technology Co., Ltd.
The Boxer Rebellion (拳亂), Boxer Uprising or Yihetuan Movement (義和團運動) was a violent anti-foreign, anti-colonial and anti-Christian uprising that took place in China between 1899 and 1901, toward the end of the Qing dynasty.
Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.
The Buddhist Association of China (BCA) is a major organization of Chinese Buddhism, which serves as the official supervisory organ of Buddhism in the People's Republic of China.
Bus rapid transit (BRT, BRTS, busway, transitway) is a bus-based public transport system designed to improve capacity and reliability relative to a conventional bus system.
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) connects 90 of the world’s greatest cities, representing 650+ million people and one quarter of the global economy.
The Cadillac Arena, originally Beijing Wukesong Culture & Sports Center and Beijing Olympic Basketball Arena, is an indoor arena for the 2008 Summer Olympics basketball preliminaries and finals.
Cai Qi (born December 5, 1955) is a Chinese politician, the current Communist Party Secretary of Beijing, and a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China.
Caishen is the Chinese god of prosperity worshipped in the Chinese folk religion and Taoism.
Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam approximately north of London.
Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
Cao Cao (– 15 March 220), courtesy name Mengde, was a Chinese warlord and the penultimate Chancellor of the Eastern Han dynasty who rose to great power in the final years of the dynasty.
Wei (220–266), also known as Cao Wei, was one of the three major states that competed for supremacy over China in the Three Kingdoms period (220–280).
The Capital Indoor Stadium is an indoor arena in 56 Zhongguancun South Street, Beijing, China that was built in 1968.
The Capital Museum (Chinese: 首都博物馆) is an art museum in Beijing, China.
A capital region, also called a national capital region, capital district or capital territory, is a region or district surrounding a capital city.
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, colloquially known as the Xuanwumen church or Nantang to the locals, is a historic Roman Catholic Church located in Beijing, China.
The Central Military Commission (CMC) refers to the parallel national defense organizations of the Communist Party of China and the People's Republic of China: the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China, a Party organ under the CPC Central Committee, and the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, a central state organ under the National People's Congress, being the military branch of the national government.
Chang'an Avenue, literally "Eternal Peace Street", is a major thoroughfare in Beijing, China.
The Changkya Khutukhtu (Chakhar Mongolian: Janggiy-a qutuγ-tu, Khalkha Mongolian: Зангиа Хутагт Zangia Khutagt; Tibetan: ལྕང་སྐྱ་ཧོ་ཐོག་ཐུ།, lcang-skya ho-thog-thu; Chinese: 章嘉呼圖克圖, Zhāngjiā Hūtúkètú) was the title held by the spiritual head of the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in Inner Mongolia during the Qing dynasty.
Changkya Rölpé Dorjé (1717-1786) was a principal Tibetan Buddhist teacher in the Qing court, a close associate of the Qianlong Emperor of China, and an important intermediary between the imperial court and Inner Asia.
Changping District, formerly Changping County (昌平县), is a district situated in the suburbs of northwest Beijing.
The Chaobai River is a river in the northern China.
Chaowai is a part of the city of Beijing.
Chaoyang District is a core district of Beijing.
Chaoyang Park is a park located on the site of the former Prince's Palace in Beijing's Chaoyang District.
Chaoyangmen (Manchu:;Möllendorff:šun be aliha duka) is the name of a gate in the former city wall of Beijing.
Chen Jining (born February 1964) is a Chinese academic and politician, and the current Mayor of Beijing.
Chengde, previously known as Jehol or Rehe, is a prefecture-level city in Hebei province, situated northeast of Beijing.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.
The China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation (CASIC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program.
The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program.
China Bandy Federation, CBF, was founded on 13 December 2014.
The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) is an agency of the People's Republic of China (PRC) authorised by the State Council to regulate the banking sector of the PRC except the territories of Hong Kong and Macau, both of which are special administrative regions.
The China Baseball League (CBL) is a professional baseball league under the administration of Chinese Baseball Association, founded in 2002.
China Central Television (formerly Beijing Television), commonly abbreviated as CCTV, is the predominant state television broadcaster in the People's Republic of China.
China Daily is an English-language daily newspaper published in the People's Republic of China.
The Chinese Football Association China League, also known as China League One or Chinese Jia League (中甲联赛), is the second tier of Chinese clubs.
The Chinese Football Association Division Two League (Simplified Chinese: 中国足球协会乙级联赛), or China League Two, is the third tier league of the People's Republic of China.
The China National Highways (CNH/Guodao) is a network of trunk roads across mainland China.
The China National Highways of Beijing article focuses on Beijing, as a national transport hub, is the starting point for eleven of the twelve series-100 China National Highways.
The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)A common shortname for the corporation in Chinese, Zhongguo Shiyou (中国石油), formerly shared the same name as the Chinese Petroleum Corporation, the Republic of China (Taiwan)'s state-owned fuel corporation.
The China National Space Administration (CNSA) is the national space agency of China.
The China Open is a professional snooker tournament.
The China Open is an annual men's and women's professional tennis tournament held in Beijing, China.
China Petrochemical Corporation or Sinopec Group is the world's largest oil refining, gas and petrochemical conglomerate, administered by SASAC for the State Council of the People's Republic of China.
China proper, Inner China or the Eighteen Provinces was a term used by Western writers on the Manchu Qing dynasty to express a distinction between the core and frontier regions of China.
China Radio International (CRI) is a state-owned international radio broadcaster of the People's Republic of China.
The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) is an institution of the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC), with ministry-level rank.
China Southern Airlines Company Limited is an airline headquartered in Baiyun District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. Established on 1 July 1988 following the restructuring of the Civil Aviation Administration of China that acquired and merged a number of domestic airlines, the airline became one of China's "Big Three" airlines (alongside Air China and China Eastern Airlines), the world's sixth-largest airline measured by passengers carried and Asia's largest airline in fleet size, revenue and passengers carried. With its main hubs at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport, the airline operates more than 2,000 flights to 208 destinations daily as a member of SkyTeam. The logo of the airline consists of a kapok flower (which is also the city flower of Guangzhou) on a blue tail fin. The parent company of China Southern Airlines Company Limited is China Southern Air Holding Company, a state-owned enterprise that was supervised by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council.
China World Trade Center Tower III is a supertall skyscraper with 81 floors, 4 underground floors, and 30 elevators in Beijing, China.
CITIC Tower is a supertall skyscraper in the final stages of construction located in the Central Business District of Beijing.
Chinese architecture is a style of architecture that has taken shape in East Asia over many centuries.
Chinese art is visual art that, whether ancient or modern, originated in or is practiced in China or by Chinese artists.
The Chinese Basketball Association, often abbreviated as CBA, is the first-tier professional men's basketball league in China.
Chinese characters are logograms primarily used in the writing of Chinese and Japanese.
The Chinese Civil War was a war fought between the Kuomintang (KMT)-led government of the Republic of China and the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Chinese culture is one of the world's oldest cultures, originating thousands of years ago.
The Chinese economic reform refers to the program of economic reforms termed "Socialism with Chinese characteristics" in the People's Republic of China (PRC) that was started in December 1978 by reformists within the Communist Party of China, led by Deng Xiaoping.
Chinese folk religion (Chinese popular religion) or Han folk religion is the religious tradition of the Han people, including veneration of forces of nature and ancestors, exorcism of harmful forces, and a belief in the rational order of nature which can be influenced by human beings and their rulers as well as spirits and gods.
The Chinese garden is a landscape garden style which has evolved over three thousand years.
The Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) is the largest salamander and largest amphibian in the world, reaching a length of, although it rarely reaches that size today.
Glazed tiles have been used in China since the Zhou Dynasty (c. 1046 – 256 BC) as a material for roofs.
Chinese traditional religion is polytheistic; many deities are worshipped in a pantheistic view where divinity is inherent in the world.
Chinese is a group of related, but in many cases mutually unintelligible, language varieties, forming a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.
The history of Chinese literature extends thousands of years, from the earliest recorded dynastic court archives to the mature vernacular fiction novels that arose during the Ming Dynasty to entertain the masses of literate Chinese.
The Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, abbreviated CPA, CPCA or CCPA, is an organization established in 1957 by the People's Republic of China's Religious Affairs Bureau to supervise mainland China's Catholics.
The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), also known as the People's PCC (人民政协) or just the PCC (政协), is a political advisory body in the People's Republic of China.
Postal romanization was a system of transliterating Chinese place names developed by the Imperial Post Office in the early 1900s.
The space program of the People's Republic of China is directed by the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
The Chinese Football Association Super League, commonly known as Chinese Super League or CSL, currently known as the China Ping An Chinese Football Association Super League for sponsorship reasons, is the highest tier of professional football in China, operating under the auspices of the Chinese Football Association (CFA).
Chinese Taoist Association (CTA), founded in April 1957, is the main association of Taoism in the People's Republic of China.
The Chinese Women's Super League (CWSL) is the top level women's football league in China.
Lobsang Trinley Lhündrub Chökyi Gyaltsen (19 February 1938 – 28 January 1989) was the tenth Panchen Lama of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism.
Chongwen District is a former district of the Chinese Municipality of Beijing, located relatively southeast to the city center (Tiananmen), and was situated between Yongdingmen and Qianmen.
Chongwenmen (Manchu:;Möllendorff:šu be wesihulere duka) is the name of a gate that was once part of Beijing's city wall in what is now Dongcheng District.
ChristianityFrom Ancient Greek Χριστός Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.
Christianity in China appeared in the 7th century, during the Tang dynasty, but did not take root until it was reintroduced in the 16th century by Jesuit missionaries.
Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae.
The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (圣母圣衣堂), more often colloquially referred to as Xizhimen Church (西直门天主堂), is a Roman Catholic Church located on the southern side at No.
The Church of the Saviour, colloquially referred to as Xishiku Church or Beitang is a historic Catholic church in the Xicheng District, Beijing, China.
Citroën is a French automobile manufacturer, part of the PSA Peugeot Citroën group since 1976, founded in 1919 by French industrialist André-Gustave Citroën (1878–1935).
The Chenghuangshen, usually translated as City God, is a tutelary deity or deities in Chinese folk religion who is believed to protect the people and the affairs of the particular village, town or city of great dimension, and the corresponding afterlife location.
The terms city limit and city boundary refer to the defined boundary or border of a city.
City Weekend is a free, bi-weekly entertainment event and venue listing magazine based out of China.
In sinology, the Classic Chinese Novels are two sets of the four or six best-known traditional Chinese novels.
Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects.
Cloud seeding is a form of weather modification that changes the amount or type of precipitation that falls from clouds, by dispersing substances into the air that serve as cloud condensation or ice nuclei, which alter the microphysical processes within the cloud.
The CMG Headquarters is a, 44-story skyscraper on East Third Ring Road, Guanghua Road in the Beijing Central Business District (CBD).
The coal tit (Periparus ater) is a passerine bird in the tit family, Paridae.
The Columbia Encyclopedia is a one-volume encyclopedia produced by Columbia University Press and in the last edition, sold by the Gale Group.
The common crane (Grus grus), also known as the Eurasian crane, is a bird of the family Gruidae, the cranes.
The common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, Cuculiformes, which includes the roadrunners, the anis and the coucals.
The Communist Party of China (CPC), also referred to as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is the founding and ruling political party of the People's Republic of China.
Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is described as tradition, a philosophy, a religion, a humanistic or rationalistic religion, a way of governing, or simply a way of life.
A controlled-access highway is a type of highway which has been designed for high-speed vehicular traffic, with all traffic flow and ingress/egress regulated.
The Convention or First Convention of Peking, sometimes now known as the Convention of Beijing, is an agreement comprising three distinct treaties concluded between the Qing dynasty of China and the United Kingdom, French Empire, and Russian Empire in 1860.
Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works.
Cost of living is the cost of maintaining a certain standard of living.
The CPC Central Military Commission Political Department Song and Dance Troupe, formerly known as Chinese People's Liberation Army General Political Department Song and Dance Troupe, is the official army choir of the Central Military Commission.
The crested myna (Acridotheres cristatellus) is a species of starling native to southeastern China and Indochina.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) annually announces eleven Tall Building Awards: nine awards for skyscrapers, and two lifetime achievement awards for individuals.
The Cultural Revolution, formally the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, was a sociopolitical movement in China from 1966 until 1976.
The Cup of China is one of the series of six senior-level, international figure skating competitions held as part of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating.
Cupressaceae is a conifer family, the cypress family, with worldwide distribution.
Cycling infrastructure refers to all infrastructure which may be used by cyclists.
Cypress is a common name for various coniferous trees or shrubs of northern temperate regions that belong to the family Cupressaceae.
Daqin railway, also known as the Daqin line, is a 653 km coal-transport railway in north China.
Daxing District is a district of Beijing, covering the southern suburbs of the city.
In the fields of horticulture and botany, the term deciduous (/dɪˈsɪdʒuəs/) means "falling off at maturity" and "tending to fall off", in reference to trees and shrubs that seasonally shed leaves, usually in the autumn; to the shedding of petals, after flowering; and to the shedding of ripe fruit.
Deng Xiaoping (22 August 1904 – 19 February 1997), courtesy name Xixian (希贤), was a Chinese politician.
Dengshikou Station is a station on Line 5 of the Beijing Subway.
Deshengmen (lit. "Gate of Virtuous Triumph") is the name of a city gate that was once part of Beijing's northern city wall.
Di'anmen or Bei'anmen was an imperial gate in Beijing, China.
A municipality, also translated as direct-controlled municipality (informally, municipality directly under the central government, or province-level municipality), is the highest level of classification for cities used by the People's Republic of China.
Dissent is a left-wing intellectual magazine edited by Michael Kazin and founded in 1954.
The term district, in the context of China, is used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China.
The Dongcheng District (literally "east city district") of Beijing covers the eastern half of Beijing's urban core, the Old City.
Dongdan, literally "Eastern Single" or "Eastern Single Sign Gate" is the name of a crossing on Beijing's Chang'an Avenue and surrounding neighborhood.
The Dongsi Mosque is a mosque in Dongsi Subdistrict, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China.
Dongzhimen (lit. "East Straight Gate") is the name of one of the gates in the old Beijing city fortifications, it is now a commercial centre and transportation node in Beijing.
Dorgon (Manchu:, literally "badger"; 17 November 1612 – 31 December 1650), formally known as Prince Rui, was a Manchu prince and regent of the early Qing dynasty.
Dotdash (formerly About.com) is an American Internet-based network of content that publishes articles and videos about various subjects on its "topic sites", of which there are nearly 1,000.
The Dragon King, also known as the Dragon God, is a Chinese water and weather god.
Dream of the Red Chamber, also called The Story of the Stone, composed by Cao Xueqin, is one of China's Four Great Classical Novels.
A dust storm is a meteorological phenomenon common in arid and semi-arid regions.
Beijing's economy ranks among the most developed and prosperous in China.
Education in Beijing includes information about primary and secondary schools in Beijing.
The Eight-Nation Alliance was an international military coalition set up in response to the Boxer Rebellion in China.
An electric bicycle, also known as an e-bike, powerbike or booster bike, is a bicycle with an integrated electric motor which can be used for propulsion.
Electric motorcycles and scooters are plug-in electric vehicles with two or three wheels powered by electricity.
The Embassy of the United States of America in Beijing is the diplomatic mission of the United States of America in the People's Republic of China.
Emission standards are the legal requirements governing air pollutants released into the atmosphere.
The Emperor or Huangdi was the secular imperial title of the Chinese sovereign reigning between the founding of the Qin dynasty that unified China in 221 BC, until the abdication of Puyi in 1912 following the Xinhai Revolution and the establishment of the Republic of China, although it was later restored twice in two failed revolutions in 1916 and 1917.
The Encyclopædia Britannica (Latin for "British Encyclopaedia"), published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia.
Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere.
Environmental issues are harmful effects of human activity on the biophysical environment.
An Ethnic township is a fourth-level administrative unit designated for ethnic minorities of political divisions in China.
The Eurasian siskin (Spinus spinus) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.
Exhaust gas or flue gas is emitted as a result of the combustion of fuels such as natural gas, gasoline, petrol, biodiesel blends, diesel fuel, fuel oil, or coal.
An expatriate (often shortened to expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than their native country.
Beijing was first linked to outside areas by the Jingshi Expressway in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
The expressway network of China, with the national-level expressway system officially known as the National Trunk Highway System (abbreviated as NTHS), is an integrated system of national and provincial-level expressways in China.
The Fabaceae or Leguminosae, Article 18.5 states: "The following names, of long usage, are treated as validly published:....Leguminosae (nom. alt.: Fabaceae; type: Faba Mill.);...
Fangshan District is situated in the southwest of Beijing, away from downtown Beijing.
Fangzhuang (方庄) is a vast residential area in southern Beijing.
The Fayuan Temple, situated in the southwest quarter of central Beijing, is one of the city's oldest and most renowned Buddhist temples.
Feng shui (pronounced), also known as Chinese geomancy, is a pseudoscience originating from China, which claims to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment.
Fengtai District is a district of the municipality of Beijing.
The Fengtai–Shacheng railway, also known as the Fengsha railway, is a dual-track, electrified, railroad in northern China.
The Five Barbarians or Wu Hu, is a Chinese historical exonym for ancient non-Han Chinese peoples who immigrated to northern China in the Eastern Han Dynasty, and then overthrew the Western Jin Dynasty and established their own kingdoms in the 4th–5th centuries.
The Forbidden City is a palace complex in central Beijing, China.
The Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling is a museum in the Shichahai area of Beijing, China, and once was the last residence of Soong Ching-ling, the wife of Sun Yat-sen and later Vice-President and Honorary President of the People's Republic of China in 1981.
The Former Yan (337-370) was a state of Xianbei ethnicity during the era of Sixteen Kingdoms in China.
Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States.
The Fortune Global 500, also known as Global 500, is an annual ranking of the top 500 corporations worldwide as measured by revenue and the list is compiled and published annually by Fortune magazine.
A fossil fuel is a fuel formed by natural processes, such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms, containing energy originating in ancient photosynthesis.
Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Park) is an imperial garden at the foot of the Western Mountains in the Haidian District, in the northwestern part of Beijing, China.
The Franciscans are a group of related mendicant religious orders within the Catholic Church, founded in 1209 by Saint Francis of Assisi.
Fuchengmen (Manchu:;Möllendorf:elgiyen i mutehe duka) is the name of a gate on the western side of Beijing's city wall.
Fuling jiabing, also known Fu Ling Bing or Tuckahoe Pie, is a traditional snack food of Beijing and is an integral part of the city's culture.
Fuxingmen is the name of a gate that used to be a part of Beijing's old city wall.
The Capital Region Ring Expressway is an orbital expressway encircling the city of Beijing in the People's Republic of China.
The Gang of Four was a political faction composed of four Chinese Communist Party officials.
Gautama Buddha (c. 563/480 – c. 483/400 BCE), also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic (śramaṇa) and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.
The Geary–Khamis dollar, more commonly known as the international dollar (Int'l. dollar or Intl. dollar, abbreviation: Int'l$., Intl$. or Int$), is a hypothetical unit of currency that has the same purchasing power parity that the U.S. dollar had in the United States at a given point in time.
Genghis Khan or Temüjin Borjigin (Чингис хаан, Çingis hán) (also transliterated as Chinggis Khaan; born Temüjin, c. 1162 August 18, 1227) was the founder and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death.
The Geological Museum of China, built in 1916, is a geological museum, boasting 200 thousand specimens.
The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca, literally "black and white cat-foot";, literally "big bear cat"), also known as panda bear or simply panda, is a bear native to south central China.
A global city, also called world city or sometimes alpha city or world center, is a city which is a primary node in the global economic network.
The Global Times is a daily Chinese tabloid newspaper under the auspices of the People's Daily newspaper, focusing on international issues from China's perspective.
The Gobi Desert is a large desert region in Asia.
Gongsun Zan (died March 199), courtesy name Bogui, was a military general and warlord who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty of China.
Gongzhufen is a major traffic and public transportation hub in the Haidian District of western Beijing, China.
The central government of the People's Republic of China is divided among several state organs.
The Grand Canal, known to the Chinese as the Beijing–Hangzhou Grand Canal (Jīng-Háng Dà Yùnhé), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the longest as well as one of the oldest canal or artificial river in the world and a famous tourist destination.
The gray wolf (Canis lupus), also known as the timber wolf,Paquet, P. & Carbyn, L. W. (2003).
The Great Hall of the People is a state building located at the western edge of Tiananmen Square in Beijing.
The great tit (Parus major) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae.
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe with an eye to expansion.
The greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) is a European bat of the genus Rhinolophus.
Gross domestic product (GDP) is a monetary measure of the market value of all final goods and services produced in a period (quarterly or yearly) of time.
Guan Yu (died January or February 220), courtesy name Yunchang, was a general serving under the warlord Liu Bei in the late Eastern Han dynasty.
Guang'anmen (Manchu:;Möllendorff:eiten be elhe obure duka), also known as Guangningmen (广宁门), Zhangyimen (张仪门 or 彰仪门) was a city gate of old Beijing, constructed during the reign of Jiajing Emperor (1521–1567), Ming Dynasty.
Guanghua Temple is a Buddhist temple located at 31 Ya'er Hutong, north of Shichahai in the Xicheng District of Beijing, China.
The Guangji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at inner Fuchengmen Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, China.
Gulou, or Drum Tower of Beijing, is situated at the northern end of the central axis of the Inner City to the north of Di'anmen Street.
Gulou Subdistrict is a subdistrict and the seat of Miyun District of Beijing, China.
Guomao / Dabeiyao Area (August 2004 image) Guomao is an area in Beijing at the centre of the Beijing central business district, marked by the intersection of Jianguomen Outer Street and the Third Ring Road.
The Beijing Guozijian, located on Guozijian (Chengxian) Street in Beijing, China, was the imperial college (Guozijian) during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, and the last Guozijian of China.
The Hai River (lit."Sea River"), formerly known as the Peiho, Pei He or ("White River"), is a Chinese river connecting Beijing to Tianjin and the Bohai Sea.
Haidian District is a district of the municipality of Beijing.
Haidian Park (海淀公园; pinyin: Hǎidiàn Gōngyuán) is a city park located in the northwestern Haidian District of Beijing, China.
Hainan Airlines Co., Ltd. (HNA) is an airline headquartered in Haikou, Hainan, People's Republic of China.
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Hangzhou (Mandarin:; local dialect: /ɦɑŋ tseɪ/) formerly romanized as Hangchow, is the capital and most populous city of Zhejiang Province in East China.
The Hanlin Academy (Manchu: bithei yamun) was an academic and administrative institution founded in the eighth-century Tang China by Emperor Xuanzong in Chang'an.
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, also known as Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield, or Hartsfield–Jackson, is an international airport located south of Atlanta's central business district, in the U.S. state of Georgia.
Health is the ability of a biological system to acquire, convert, allocate, distribute, and utilize energy with maximum efficiency.
Hebei (postal: Hopeh) is a province of China in the North China region.
Hepingli is a residential neighborhood and a subdistrict of Dongcheng District, Beijing.
Hepingmen, literally meaning the Gate of Peace, was a gate in Beijing's former city wall.
The High People's Court or Higher People's Court (高级人民法院) is the highest local court in the People's Republic of China.
High-speed rail is a type of rail transport that operates significantly faster than traditional rail traffic, using an integrated system of specialized rolling stock and dedicated tracks.
High-speed rail (HSR) in China is the country's network of passenger-dedicated railways designed for speeds of.
There are traditionally four historical capitals of China, collectively referred to as the "Four Great Ancient Capitals of China".
The city of Beijing has a long and rich history that dates back over 3,000 years.
The hog badger (Arctonyx collaris), also known as greater hog badger, is a terrestrial mustelid native to Central and Southeast Asia.
Homo erectus (meaning "upright man") is an extinct species of archaic humans that lived throughout most of the Pleistocene geological epoch.
Homo sapiens is the systematic name used in taxonomy (also known as binomial nomenclature) for the only extant human species.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC; Chinese: 香港貿易發展局) is a statutory body established in 1966 as the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based manufacturers, traders and service providers.
The Hongwu Emperor (21 October 1328 – 24 June 1398), personal name Zhu Yuanzhang (Chu Yuan-chang in Wade-Giles), was the founding emperor of China's Ming dynasty.
The Hongxi Emperor (洪熙; 16 August 1378 – 29 May 1425), personal name Zhu Gaochi (朱高熾), was the fourth emperor of the Ming dynasty of China.
Houhai refers to a lake and its surrounding neighborhood in Xicheng District of central Beijing, China.
Huairou District is situated in northern Beijing about 50 kilometers from the city center (about a 1½ to 2 hour drive).
Huashi, colloquially known as Huarshi and literally the "Flower Market", is a predominantly residential neighborhood to the south of Chongwenmen and Dongbianmen in Dongcheng District, Beijing.
The Hui people (Xiao'erjing: خُوِذُو; Dungan: Хуэйзў, Xuejzw) are an East Asian ethnoreligious group predominantly composed of Han Chinese adherents of the Muslim faith found throughout China, mainly in the northwestern provinces of the country and the Zhongyuan region.
Beijing has a population of Hui people.
Hukou is a system of household registration in mainland China and Taiwan, although the system itself is more properly called "huji", and has origins in ancient China.
The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic (composite index) of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development.
Human evolution is the evolutionary process that led to the emergence of anatomically modern humans, beginning with the evolutionary history of primates – in particular genus Homo – and leading to the emergence of Homo sapiens as a distinct species of the hominid family, the great apes.
In anthropology and demography, the human sex ratio is the ratio of males to females in a population.
A humid continental climate (Köppen prefix D and a third letter of a or b) is a climatic region defined by Russo-German climatologist Wladimir Köppen in 1900, which is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold in the northern areas) winters.
Humidity is the amount of water vapor present in the air.
The Huode Zhenjun Temple (火德真君庙), also known as the Fire God Temple, located near the Shichahai in central Beijing, is a prominent Taoist temple of the city.
Hutong are a type of narrow street or alley commonly associated with northern Chinese cities, especially Beijing.
Hyenas or hyaenas (from Greek ὕαινα hýaina) are any feliform carnivoran mammals of the family Hyaenidae.
The Hyundai Elantra (현대 엘란트라), or Hyundai Avante (현대 아반떼) in South Korea, is a compact car produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai since 1990.
The Hyundai Sonata (현대 쏘나타) is a mid-size car produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai since 1985.
The Imperial Ancestral Temple, or Taimiao of Beijing, is a historic site in the Imperial City, just outside the Forbidden City, where during both the Ming and Qing Dynasties, sacrificial ceremonies were held on the most important festival occasions in honor of the imperial family's ancestors.
Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties is the designation under which the UNESCO has included several tombs and burial complexes into the list of World Heritage Sites (WHS).
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
The inner city or inner town is the central area of a major city or metropolis.
Inner Mongolia, officially the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region or Nei Mongol Autonomous Region (Ѳвѳр Монголын Ѳѳртѳѳ Засах Орон in Mongolian Cyrillic), is one of the autonomous regions of China, located in the north of the country.
An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is a guided ballistic missile with a minimum range of primarily designed for nuclear weapons delivery (delivering one or more thermonuclear warheads).
An intermediate people's court is the second lowest local people's court in China.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is a trade association of the world’s airlines.
IATA codes are abbreviations that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) publishes to facilitate air travel.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., consisting of "189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." Formed in 1945 at the Bretton Woods Conference primarily by the ideas of Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes, it came into formal existence in 1945 with 29 member countries and the goal of reconstructing the international payment system.
China has the world's greatest irreligious population.
IslamThere are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster).
The Islamic Association of China claims to represent Chinese Muslims nationwide in China.
ISO 3166-2:CN is the entry for China in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g. provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating (ISU Champions Series from 1995 to 1997) is a series of senior international figure skating competitions organized by the International Skating Union.
John Robert McNeill (born October 6, 1954) is an American environmental historian, author, and professor at Georgetown University.
The Jade Belt Bridge, also known as the Camel's Back Bridge, is an 18th-century pedestrian Moon bridge located on the grounds of the Summer Palace in Beijing, China.
The history of the missions of the Jesuits in China is part of the history of relations between China and the Western world.
Not to be confused with the Spring and Autumn period state Jì Ji was an ancient state in northern China during the Shang and Western Zhou dynasties from at least the 11th century to the 7th century BC.
Ji Lin (born April 1962) is a Chinese politician, currently serving as the Chairman of the Beijing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
Jianguomen, or the "Gate of Construction of a nation" in English, was a gate in the city wall that once stood in Beijing and is now a transportation hub to the east of city centre.
Ji (蓟/薊 Jì), Jicheng or the City of Ji (蓟城/薊城 Jìchéng) was an ancient city in northern China, which has become the longest continuously inhabited section of modern Beijing.
Jilu or Ji–Lu Mandarin, formerly known as Beifang Mandarin "Northern Mandarin", is a dialect of Mandarin Chinese spoken in the Chinese provinces of Hebei (Jì) and the western part of Shandong (Lǔ).
The Jin dynasty, officially known as the Great Jin, lasted from 1115 to 1234 as one of the last dynasties in Chinese history to predate the Mongol invasion of China.
The Jin dynasty or the Jin Empire (sometimes distinguished as the or) was a Chinese dynasty traditionally dated from 266 to 420.
Map showing the Song-Jurchen Jin wars The Jin–Song Wars were a series of conflicts between the Jurchen Jin dynasty (1115–1234) and Han Chinese Song dynasty (960–1279).
Jingjinji Metropolitan Region or Jing-Jin-Ji (JJJ), also known as Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, is the national capital region of China.
Jingnan Campaign, or Jingnan Rebellion, was a civil war in the early years of the Ming Dynasty of China between the Jianwen Emperor and his uncle Zhu Di, the Prince of Yan.
Jingshan Park is an imperial park covering immediately north of the Forbidden City in the Imperial City area of Beijing, China.
Jingshan Subdistrict (Chinese: 景山街道) is a subdistrict in Dongcheng District, Beijing, China.
The Jingtai Emperor (景泰) (21 September 1428 – 14 March 1457), born Zhu Qiyu, was Emperor of China from 1449 to 1457.
Jinshanling, is a section of the Great Wall of China located in the mountainous area in Luanping County, Hebei Province, 125 km northeast of Beijing.
John of Montecorvino or Giovanni da Montecorvino in Italian (1247–1328) was an Italian Franciscan missionary, traveller and statesman, founder of the earliest Roman Catholic missions in India and China, and archbishop of Peking.
Joseph Li Shan (born March 1965 in Daxing District, Beijing) is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Beijing, China.
The Journal of Geophysical Research is a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
The judicial branch is one of three branches of the government, not the state structure, in the People's Republic of China, along with the executive and legislative branches.
Juma River is a river in northern China that emerges from a spring-fed lake in Laiyuan County, Hebei Province and flows to Fangshan District in Beijing Municipality before emptying into the Daqing River, a tributary of the Hai River.
Jundu Mountains is a mountain range north of Beijing in China.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with its capital and largest city in Nairobi.
Khanbaliq or Dadu was the capital of the Yuan dynasty, the main center of the Mongol Empire founded by Kublai Khan in what is now Beijing, also the capital of China today.
The Khitan people were a nomadic people from Northeast Asia who, from the 4th century, inhabited an area corresponding to parts of modern Mongolia, Northeast China and the Russian Far East.
The kilometre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; SI symbol: km; or) or kilometer (American spelling) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one thousand metres (kilo- being the SI prefix for). It is now the measurement unit used officially for expressing distances between geographical places on land in most of the world; notable exceptions are the United States and the road network of the United Kingdom where the statute mile is the official unit used.
The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) (Континентальная хоккейная лига (КХЛ), Kontinental'naya hokkeynaya liga) is an international professional ice hockey league founded in 2008.
Beijing has a population of Koreans.
Kublai (Хубилай, Hubilai; Simplified Chinese: 忽必烈) was the fifth Khagan (Great Khan) of the Mongol Empire (Ikh Mongol Uls), reigning from 1260 to 1294 (although due to the division of the empire this was a nominal position).
HC Kunlun Red Star is a Chinese ice hockey club that joined the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) prior to the 2016–17 season.
The Kuomintang of China (KMT; often translated as the Nationalist Party of China) is a major political party in the Republic of China on Taiwan, based in Taipei and is currently the opposition political party in the Legislative Yuan.
Lacquerware are objects decoratively covered with lacquer.
Langfang, is a prefecture-level city of Hebei Province, which was known as Tianjin Prefecture until 1973.
The large myotis (Myotis chinensis) is a species of vesper bat.
The Later Jìn (936–947), also called Shi Jin (石晉), was one of the Five Dynasties during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in China.
The Latin alphabet or the Roman alphabet is a writing system originally used by the ancient Romans to write the Latin language.
The Lüzu Temple (吕祖宫) is a Taoist temple in Beijing.
The leopard (Panthera pardus) is one of the five species in the genus Panthera, a member of the Felidae.
The leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) is a small wild cat native to continental South, Southeast and East Asia.
Li Zicheng (22 September 1606 – 1645), born Li Hongji, also known by the nickname, "Dashing King", was a Chinese rebel leader who overthrew the Ming dynasty in 1644 and ruled over China briefly as the emperor of the short-lived Shun dynasty before his death a year later.
Liangmaqiao Station is a subway station on Line 10 of the Beijing Subway.
Liangxiang is a township of Beijing, Fangshan District, located 25km southwest of the city center.
The Liao dynasty (Khitan: Mos Jælud), also known as the Liao Empire, officially the Great Liao, or the Khitan (Qidan) State (Khitan: Mos diau-d kitai huldʒi gur), was an empire in East Asia that ruled from 907 to 1125 over present-day Mongolia and portions of the Russian Far East, northern China, and northeastern Korea.
Light rail, light rail transit (LRT), or fast tram is a form of urban rail transport using rolling stock similar to a tramway, but operating at a higher capacity, and often on an exclusive right-of-way.
Line 10 of the Beijing Subway is the second loop line in Beijing's rapid transit network as well as the longest and most widely used line.
In typography, line length is the width of a block of typeset text, usually measured in units of length like inches or points or in characters per line (in which case it is a measure).
Linked Hybrid is a building complex built in Beijing, China designed by Steven Holl Architects.
Beijing is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of People's Republic of China, and is divided into 16 districts.
This is a list of the first-level administrative divisions of the People's Republic of China (PRC), including all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, in order of their Human Development Index (HDI), alongside Taiwan.
There are many landmarks in Beijing.
The following is a list of stations found within the Beijing Subway.
The world's busiest airports by passenger traffic are measured by total passengers (data from Airports Council International), defined as passengers enplaned plus passengers deplaned plus direct-transit passengers.
The article lists China's province-level divisions by gross domestic product (GDP).
The article lists China's first-level administrative divisions by their gross domestic product per capita in main years.
This is a list of the first-level administrative divisions of China in order of their total resident populations.
China has been the source of many innovations, scientific discoveries and inventions.
According to the Demographia research group in 2017, there are 102 Chinese cities with over 1 million people in the "urban area", as defined by the group's methodology.
This article lists the most populous cities in the world defined according to a concept of city proper.
Multiple ethnic groups populate China, where "China" is taken to mean areas controlled by either of the two states using "China" in their formal names, the People's Republic of China (China) and the Republic of China (Taiwan).
This is a list of hospitals in Beijing.
This article lists the largest companies in China in terms of their revenue, net profit and total assets, according to the American business magazines Fortune and Forbes.
This article lists the largest cities or urban areas by estimated population in history.
This page lists the major power stations located in Beijing.
This list of metro systems includes electrified rapid transit train systems worldwide.
This is a list of present-day cities by the time period over which they have been continuously inhabited.
This list of pagodas in Beijing comprises all Buddhist and Taoist pagodas erected within Beijing Municipality, an area which covers the city of Beijing as well as its surrounding districts and counties.
Postal codes in the People's Republic of China are postal codes used by China Post for the delivery of letters and goods within mainland China.
This is a list of state-owned enterprises of China.
This list of tallest buildings in Beijing ranks skyscrapers in Beijing, the capital city of the People's Republic of China, by height.
This list of the tallest statues includes completed statues that are at least 30 meters tall, which was the assumed height of the Colossus of Rhodes.
This is a list of places in the People's Republic of China having standing links to local communities in other countries.
This article is a list of universities and colleges in Beijing.
The following is a list of Chinese languages and dialects, many of which are mutually unintelligible.
This is a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China.
Liulimiao is a township of Beijing.
Lobsang Palden Yeshe (1738–1780) was the sixth Panchen Lama of Tashilhunpo Monastery in Tibet.
The Longtan Park (is a recreational urban park located in the Chongwen District of Beijing, just east of the Temple of Heaven. It is one of the largest modern parks inside the 2nd Ring Road of Beijing. There is also a large outdoor bird market in the park. Located at the center of the park is a large lake called which features many moon bridges, rock gardens, dragon boats, tea houses and restaurants. ' The major landscape in this park is the Longtan Lake, which literally means the Pool of Chinese Dragon. The lake used to be a huge man-made cave on the ground. The cave was created during Jiajing Emperor's reign of Ming Dynasty, when people in Beijing dug earth and mud there to make bricks for the city wall of Beijing Outer City. After that, the cave became the drainage area of the old Beijing, and became a lake of waste water. In 1952, the Beijing government decided to solve the environmental problem caused by the lake of waste water. They drew away waste water from the lake, and invited Liang Sicheng, a famous architect and landscape designer, to re-design this area to be a public park. At last, the lake of waster water turned into a new scenic lake filled with freshwater. Some other attractions are also located in the park, such as a temple of Yuan Chonghuan, the collection of tablets,a series of hills, the waterfall and gardens of Chinese Dragons.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
The 17-volume Macropædia is the third part of the Encyclopædia Britannica; the other two parts are the 12-volume Micropædia and the 1-volume Propædia.
Madian ("Caravansary" or "Horse Pasture"Gladney, p..) is a community in Haidian District,Wang, Zhou, and Fan, p. 117.
The mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) is a dabbling duck that breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Eurasia, and North Africa and has been introduced to New Zealand, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the Falkland Islands, and South Africa.
The Manchu are an ethnic minority in China and the people from whom Manchuria derives its name.
The mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) is a perching duck species found in East Asia.
Euprepiophis mandarinus, commonly known as the Mandarin rat snake, is a species of nonvenomous colubrid snake endemic to Asia.
Mao Zedong (December 26, 1893September 9, 1976), commonly known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he ruled as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976.
The Marco Polo Bridge or Lugou Bridge is a stone bridge located 15 km southwest of Beijing city center in the Fengtai District.
The Marco Polo Bridge Incident, also known by several other names, was a battle between the Republic of China's National Revolutionary Army and the Imperial Japanese Army.
Mark Zachary Jacobson (born 1965) is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University and director of its Atmosphere/Energy Program.
The masked palm civet or gem-faced civet (Paguma larvata) is a civet species native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
Matteo Ricci, S.J. (Mattheus Riccius Maceratensis; 6 October 1552 – 11 May 1610), was an Italian Jesuit priest and one of the founding figures of the Jesuit China missions.
The Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, commonly known as the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, is the final resting place of Mao Zedong, Chairman of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China from 1943 and the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from 1945 until his death in 1976.
Maywood is a small city in southeast Los Angeles County, California.
A megacity is a very large city, typically with a total population in excess of 10 million people.
Mentougou District is a district in western Beijing.
A metropolitan area, sometimes referred to as a metro area or commuter belt, is a region consisting of a densely populated urban core and its less-populated surrounding territories, sharing industry, infrastructure, and housing.
According to research by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China, nine major metropolitan regions are forming in China.
The Miaoying Temple, also known as the "White Stupa Temple", is a Chinese Buddhist temple on the north side of Fuchengmennei Street in the Xicheng District of Beijing.
Middle Chinese (formerly known as Ancient Chinese) or the Qieyun system (QYS) is the historical variety of Chinese recorded in the Qieyun, a rime dictionary first published in 601 and followed by several revised and expanded editions.
Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution or China People's Revolution Military Museum is located in Haidian District, Beijing, China.
A millennium (plural millennia or, rarely, millenniums) is a period equal to 1000 years, also called kiloyears.
The Milu Park, or Milu Yuan, is a large public park located in southern Beijing, China named after its captive breeding herd of milu or Père David's Deer.
The Ming dynasty was the ruling dynasty of China – then known as the – for 276 years (1368–1644) following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty.
The Ming tombs are a collection of mausoleums built by the emperors of the Ming dynasty of China.
The Ministry of National Defence of the People's Republic of China or for short the "National Defence Ministry" is a ministry under the State Council.
Miyun District is situated in northeast Beijing.
Mobike (p), founded by Beijing Mobike Technology Co., Ltd.
The Mongol Empire (Mongolian: Mongolyn Ezent Güren; Mongolian Cyrillic: Монголын эзэнт гүрэн;; also Орда ("Horde") in Russian chronicles) existed during the 13th and 14th centuries and was the largest contiguous land empire in history.
Mongolia (Monggol Ulus in Mongolian; in Mongolian Cyrillic) is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia.
The Mongolian-Manchurian grassland ecoregion, also known as the Mongolian-Manchurian steppe, in the temperate grassland Biome, is found in Mongolia, the Chinese Autonomous region of Inner Mongolia and northeastern China.
The Mongols (ᠮᠣᠩᠭᠣᠯᠴᠤᠳ, Mongolchuud) are an East-Central Asian ethnic group native to Mongolia and China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Chinese Mongols are citizens of the People's Republic of China who are ethnic Mongols.
Monsoon is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation, but is now used to describe seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea.
The Monument to the People's Heroes is a ten-story obelisk that was erected as a national monument of the People's Republic of China to the martyrs of revolutionary struggle during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Mortality rate, or death rate, is a measure of the number of deaths (in general, or due to a specific cause) in a particular population, scaled to the size of that population, per unit of time.
Mount Ling, also known as Mount Dongling (东灵山), Lingshan or Donglingshan, is a mountain in the Western Hills, an extension of the Taihang Mountains.
Mount Miaofeng is a mountain in the northwestern Beijing, an extension of the Taihang Mountains.
Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique (Moçambique or República de Moçambique) is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.
MSNBC is an American news cable and satellite television network that provides news coverage and political commentary from NBC News on current events.
A multi-sport event is an organized sporting event, often held over multiple days, featuring competition in many different sports among organized teams of athletes from (mostly) nation-states.
Mutianyu is a section of the Great Wall of China located in Huairou County 70 km northeast of central Beijing.
"Beijing" is the atonal pinyin romanisation of the Mandarin pronunciation of the Chinese characters 北京, the Chinese name of the capital of the People's Republic of China.
Nanjing, formerly romanized as Nanking and Nankin, is the capital of Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China and the second largest city in the East China region, with an administrative area of and a total population of 8,270,500.
Nanjing was the name for modern Beijing during the Liao dynasty, when Khitan rulers made the city the southern capital.
The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) is located at 1 Wusi Ave, Dongcheng District, Beijing, People's Republic of China.
The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) (literally: National Grand Theatre), and colloquially described as The Giant Egg (巨蛋), is an arts centre containing an opera house in Beijing, People's Republic of China.
The National Games of the People's Republic of China, sometimes known as the All China Games (though not to be confused with the All-China Games), is the premier sports event in China at national level.
The National Geographic Society (NGS), headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States, is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world.
National Key Buddhist Temples in Han Chinese Area are national key ("important") Buddhist temples in areas traditionally associated with the Han Chinese in the People's Republic of China (excluding Inner Mongolia, Tibet, and Xinjiang).
The National Museum of China flanks the eastern side of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.
The National Peasants' Games are a quadrennial multi-sport event in China in which competitors from among the country's 750 million rural residents take part in sports, both conventional - including basketball, athletics, table tennis, shooting, xiangqi (Chinese chess) and t'ai chi, and traditional rural and Chinese activities, such as wushu, dragon boat racing, lion dancing, tyre pushing, food-carrying, rice planting, kite flying, jianzi (kick shuttlecock) and tug of war.
The National People's Congress (usually abbreviated NPC) is the national legislature of the People's Republic of China. With 2,980 members in 2018, it is the largest parliamentary body in the world. Under China's Constitution, the NPC is structured as a unicameral legislature, with the power to legislate, the power to oversee the operations of the government, and the power to elect the major officers of state. However, the NPC has been described as a "rubber stamp," having "never rejected a government proposal" in its history. The NPC is elected for a term of five years. It holds annual sessions every spring, usually lasting from 10 to 14 days, in the Great Hall of the People on the west side of Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The NPC's sessions are usually timed to occur with the meetings of the National Committee of the People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a consultative body whose members represent various social groups. As the NPC and the CPPCC are the main deliberative bodies of China, they are often referred to as the Lianghui (Two Assemblies). According to the NPC, its annual meetings provide an opportunity for the officers of state to review past policies and present future plans to the nation.
Natural gas is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon gas mixture consisting primarily of methane, but commonly including varying amounts of other higher alkanes, and sometimes a small percentage of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, hydrogen sulfide, or helium.
Nature Climate Change is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Nature Publishing Group covering all aspects of research on global warming, especially its effects.
Neo-futurism is a late 20th to early 21st century movement in the arts, design, and architecture.
The Neolithic was a period in the development of human technology, beginning about 10,200 BC, according to the ASPRO chronology, in some parts of Western Asia, and later in other parts of the world and ending between 4500 and 2000 BC.
The Niujie Mosque ("Oxen Street House of Worship" or "Oxen Street Mosque") is the oldest mosque in Beijing, China.
North China (literally "China's north") is a geographical region of China, lying North of the Qinling Huaihe Line.
The North China Plain is based on the deposits of the Yellow River and is the largest alluvial plain of China.
North Korea (Chosŏn'gŭl:조선; Hanja:朝鮮; Chosŏn), officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (abbreviated as DPRK, PRK, DPR Korea, or Korea DPR), is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.
The Northern Expedition was a military campaign launched by the National Revolutionary Army of the Kuomintang (KMT), also known as the Nationalists, against the Beiyang government and other regional warlords in 1926.
The Northern Yuan dynasty, was a Mongol régime based in the Mongolian homeland.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD; Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques, OCDE) is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 35 member countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade.
ofo is a Beijing-based bicycle sharing company founded in 2014.
The Old Summer Palace, known in Chinese as Yuanming Yuan, and originally called the Imperial Gardens, was a complex of palaces and gardens in present-day Haidian District, Beijing, China. It is located northwest of the walls of the former Imperial City section of Beijing.
The Olympic Green is an Olympic Park in Chaoyang District, Beijing, China constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Ozone, or trioxygen, is an inorganic molecule with the chemical formula.
Pachycrocuta was a genus of prehistoric hyenas.
The Pagoda of Cishou Temple, originally known as Yong'anwanshou Pagoda, is a 16th-century stone and brick Chinese pagoda located in the Buddhist Cishou Temple of Balizhuang, a suburb of Beijing.
The Paleolithic or Palaeolithic is a period in human prehistory distinguished by the original development of stone tools that covers c. 95% of human technological prehistory.
The Paleozoological Museum of China (PMC) is a museum in Beijing, China.
Palgrave Macmillan is an international academic and trade publishing company.
Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States.
The Panchen Lama is a tulku of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Panjiayuan is a station on Line 10 of the Beijing Subway.
Atmospheric aerosol particles, also known as atmospheric particulate matter, particulate matter (PM), particulates, or suspended particulate matter (SPM) are microscopic solid or liquid matter suspended in Earth's atmosphere.
In modern Chinese politics, a Party Committee Secretary, commonly translated as Party Secretary, party chief, or party boss, is the leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC) organization in a province, city, or other administrative region.
Passenger rail transport is one of the principal means of transport in the People's Republic of China, with rail passenger traffic exceeding 1.86 billion railway trips in 2011.
The Père David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus), also known as the milu or elaphure, is a species of deer that are mostly found in captivity.
Peking duck is a dish from Beijing (Peking), locally more commonly referred to as Beijing Duck or Beijing Roast Duck as the Chinese capital city was known as its postal Mandarin romanisation Peking before the Pinyin romanisation system was widely adopted in the 1980s.
Peking Man, Homo erectus pekinensis (formerly known by the junior synonym Sinanthropus pekinensis), is an example of Homo erectus.
Peking opera, or Beijing opera, is a form of Chinese opera which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics.
Peking University (abbreviated PKU or Beida; Chinese: 北京大学, pinyin: běi jīng dà xué) is a major Chinese research university located in Beijing and a member of the C9 League.
The peony or paeony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae.
The People's Bank of China (PBC or PBOC) is the central bank of the People's Republic of China responsible for carrying out monetary policy and regulation of financial institutions in mainland China, as determined by Bank Law.
The People's Daily or Renmin Ribao is the biggest newspaper group in China.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is the armed forces of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Communist Party of China (CPC).
The People's Liberation Army Rocket Force, formerly the Second Artillery Corps (SAC), is the strategic and tactical missile forces of the People's Republic of China.
Peugeot is a French automotive manufacturer, part of Groupe PSA.
Ping'anli Station is an interchange station on Line 4 and Line 6 of the Beijing Subway.
Pinggu District, formerly Pinggu County (平谷县), lies at the extreme eastern end of Beijing Municipality, and borders Tianjin's Ji County.
Pingjin Campaign, also known as the Battle of Pingjin, was part of the three major campaigns launched by the People's Liberation Army during the late stage of the Chinese Civil War against the Nationalist government.
Hanyu Pinyin Romanization, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan.
The Academy of Military Science of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (AMS) is the highest-level research institute of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China, headquartered in Beijing.
The PLA National Defence University is a national university administered by the People's Liberation Army.
Platycladus is a distinct genus of evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae, containing only one species, Platycladus orientalis, also known as Chinese thuja, Oriental arborvitae, Chinese arborvitae, biota or oriental thuja.
The politics of Beijing is structured in a dual party-government system like all other governing institutions in the mainland of the People's Republic of China.
The politics of the People's Republic of China takes place in a framework of a socialist republic run by a single party, the Communist Party of China, headed by General Secretary.
A post-industrial economy refers to a period of growth within an industrialized economy or nation in which the relative importance of manufacturing reduces and that of services, information, and research grows.
In meteorology, precipitation is any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that falls under gravity.
An industry involved in the extraction and collection of natural resources, such as copper and timber, as well as by activities such as farming and fishing.
Prince Kung's Mansion, also known as the Prince Gong Mansion, is a museum and tourist attraction located in Xicheng District, Beijing, just north of the Shichahai Lake.
Prince or King of Yan was a Chinese feudal title referring to the ancient Chinese State of Yan and to fiefs including its former capital of Yanjing (located within modern Beijing).
In the early 19th century, Western colonial expansion occurred at the same time as an evangelical revival – the Second Great Awakening – throughout the English-speaking world, leading to more overseas missionary activity.
Provincial-level administrative divisions or first-level administrative divisions, are the highest-level Chinese administrative divisions.
The Provisional Government of the Republic of China (or Chūka Minkoku Rinji Seifu) was a Chinese puppet state of the Empire of Japan that existed from 1937 to 1940 during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
A puppet state is a state that is supposedly independent but is in fact dependent upon an outside power.
Purchasing power parity (PPP) is a neoclassical economic theory that states that the exchange rate between two countries is equal to the ratio of the currencies' respective purchasing power.
Purple Bamboo Park (Chinese: 紫竹院公园; pinyin: Zǐ Zhú Yuàn Gōngyuán; also called Zizhuyuan Park or Black Bamboo Park) is one of the seven largest parks in Beijing, China.
The Qianlong Emperor (25 September 1711 – 7 February 1799) was the sixth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing dynasty, and the fourth Qing emperor to rule over China proper.
Qin Shi Huang (18 February 25910 September 210) was the founder of the Qin dynasty and was the first emperor of a unified China.
Qin's wars of unification were a series of military campaigns launched in the late 3rd century BC by the Qin state against the other six major states — Han, Zhao, Yan, Wei, Chu and Qi — within the territories that formed modern China.
The Qing dynasty, also known as the Qing Empire, officially the Great Qing, was the last imperial dynasty of China, established in 1636 and ruling China from 1644 to 1912.
Qingdao (also spelled Tsingtao) is a city in eastern Shandong Province on the east coast of China.
Qinghe Subdistrict is a subdistrict of northeastern Haidian District, Beijing, located just outside the 5th Ring Road near that highway's interchange with G6 Beijing–Lhasa Expressway.
Qinghuayuan railway station was a railway station in Beijing.
The Quanzhen School is a branch of Taoism that originated in Northern China under the Jin dynasty (1115–1234).
The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides, from the Greek words nukt-, "night" + ereutēs, "wanderer" + prokuōn, "before-dog" + -oidēs, "similar to"), also known as the mangut (its Evenki name) is a canid indigenous to East Asia.
Railroad directions are used to describe train directions on rail systems.
Rail transport is an important mode of long-distance transportation in the People's Republic of China.
Rammed earth, also known as taipa in Portuguese, tapial or tapia in Spanish, pisé (de terre) in French, and hangtu, is a technique for constructing foundations, floors, and walls using natural raw materials such as earth, chalk, lime, or gravel.
Within the study of demography, the rate of natural increase (RNI) is classified as the crude birth rate minus the crude death rate.
The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is the largest of the true foxes and one of the most widely distributed members of the order Carnivora, being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia.
Red Guards were a student mass paramilitary social movement mobilized by Mao Zedong in 1966 and 1967, during the Cultural Revolution.
The Red Turban Rebellion was an uprising influenced by the White Lotus Society members that, between 1351 and 1368, targeted the ruling Mongol Yuan dynasty, eventually leading to the overthrowing of Mongol rule in China.
Regular script (Hepburn: kaisho), also called 正楷, 真書 (zhēnshū), 楷體 (kǎitǐ) and 正書 (zhèngshū), is the newest of the Chinese script styles (appearing by the Cao Wei dynasty ca. 200 CE and maturing stylistically around the 7th century), hence most common in modern writings and publications (after the Ming and gothic styles, used exclusively in print).
The renminbi (Ab.: RMB;; sign: 元; code: CNY) is the official currency of the People's Republic of China.
The Republic of China was a sovereign state in East Asia, that occupied the territories of modern China, and for part of its history Mongolia and Taiwan.
A residential community is a community, usually a small town or city, that is composed mostly of residents, as opposed to commercial businesses and/or industrial facilities, all three of which are considered to be the three main types of occupants of the typical community.
Rickett's big-footed bat (Myotis pilosus) is a species of vesper bat.
Beijing is one of the very few cities to possess multiple ring roads (or beltways).
Road space rationing in Beijing was introduced in the city in a permanent basis after successful results obtained with the policy during the 2008 Summer Olympics.
The European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), also known as the western roe deer, chevreuil, or simply roe deer or roe, is a Eurasian species of deer.
The Romanization of Chinese is the use of the Latin alphabet to write Chinese.
Rosa chinensis (pinyin), known commonly as the China rose or Chinese rose, is a member of the genus Rosa native to Southwest China in Guizhou, Hubei, and Sichuan Provinces.
In general, a rural area or countryside is a geographic area that is located outside towns and cities.
Sanlitun is an area of the Chaoyang District, Beijing containing many popular bar streets and international stores.
Science and technology have developed rapidly in China during the 1990s to 2010s.
The Second Opium War (第二次鴉片戰爭), the Second Anglo-Chinese War, the Second China War, the Arrow War, or the Anglo-French expedition to China, was a war pitting the United Kingdom and the French Empire against the Qing dynasty of China, lasting from 1856 to 1860.
The Second Sino-Japanese War was a military conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from July 7, 1937, to September 2, 1945.
The secondary sector of the economy includes industries that produce a finished, usable product or are involved in construction.
Shandong (formerly romanized as Shantung) is a coastal province of the People's Republic of China, and is part of the East China region.
Shangdu, also known as Xanadu (Mongolian: Šandu), was the capital of Kublai Khan's Yuan dynasty in China, before he decided to move his throne to the Jin dynasty capital of Zhōngdū, which he renamed Khanbaliq, present-day Beijing.
Shanghai (Wu Chinese) is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China and the most populous city proper in the world, with a population of more than 24 million.
The Shanghai Metro is a rapid transit rail network in Shanghai, operating urban and suburban rail transit services to 13 of its 16 municipal districts, only Fengxian, Jinshan and Chongming districts are not served.
The Shenzhou program is a manned spaceflight initiative by China.
Shichahai is a historic scenic area consisting of three lakes in the north of central Beijing.
Shifoying literally the "Stone Buddha Encampment", is a residential neighborhood in the Balizhuang Subdistrict of Chaoyang District in Beijing.
Shijingshan District is an urban district of the municipality of Beijing.
Shougang Corporation also known as Shougang Group is one of China's largest steel companies.
The Shun dynasty, or Great Shun, was a short-lived dynasty created in the Ming-Qing transition from Ming to Qing rule in Chinese history.
Shuntian Prefecture was an administrative region of China during the Ming and Qing dynasties, equivalent to Beijing Municipality in today's People's Republic of China.
Shunyi District is an administrative district of Beijing, located outside of the city proper.
The Shunzhi Emperor; Manchu: ijishūn dasan hūwangdi; ᠡᠶ ᠡ ᠪᠡᠷ |translit.
The Siberian High (also Siberian Anticyclone) is a massive collection of cold dry air that accumulates in the northeastern part of Eurasia from September until April.
The Siberian weasel (Mustela sibirica) is a medium-sized weasel native to Asia, where it is widely distributed and inhabits various forest habitats and open areas.
Sichuan, formerly romanized as Szechuan or Szechwan, is a province in southwest China occupying most of the Sichuan Basin and the easternmost part of the Tibetan Plateau between the Jinsha River on the west, the Daba Mountains in the north, and the Yungui Plateau to the south.
A siheyuan is a historical type of residence that was commonly found throughout China, most famously in Beijing and rural Shanxi.
Silicon Valley (abbreviated as SV) is a region in the southern San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California, referring to the Santa Clara Valley, which serves as the global center for high technology, venture capital, innovation, and social media.
Simatai, a section of the Great Wall of China located in the north of Miyun County, 120 km northeast of Beijing, holds the access to Gubeikou, a strategic pass in the eastern part of the Great Wall.
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.
The Sino-Russian border conflicts (1652–1689) were a series of intermittent skirmishes between the Qing dynasty, with assistance from the Joseon dynasty of Korea, and the Tsardom of Russia by the Cossacks in which the latter tried and failed to gain the land north of the Amur River with disputes over the Amur region.The hostilities culminated in the Qing siege of the Cossack fort of Albazin (1686) and resulted in the Treaty of Nerchinsk in 1689 which gave the land to China.
Sir Henry Norman, 1st Baronet PC (19 September 18584 June 1939) was an English journalist and Liberal politician.
The Sixteen Kingdoms, less commonly the Sixteen States, was a chaotic period in Chinese history from 304 CE to 439 CE when the political order of northern China fractured into a series of short-lived sovereign states, most of which were founded by the "Five Barbarians" who had settled in northern China during the preceding centuries and participated in the overthrow of the Western Jin dynasty in the early 4th century.
The Sixteen Prefectures, more specifically the Sixteen Prefectures of Yan and Yun or the Sixteen Prefectures of You and Ji, comprise a historical region in northern China along the Great Wall in present-day Beijing and Tianjin Municipalities and northern Hebei and Shanxi Province, that were ceded by the Shatuo Turk Emperor Shi Jingtang of the Later Jin to the Khitan Liao dynasty in 938.
Smog is a type of air pollutant.
The Song dynasty (960–1279) was an era of Chinese history that began in 960 and continued until 1279.
The South–North Water Transfer Project, also translated as the South-to-North Water Diversion Project (literal meaning: Project of diverting the south water to the north) is a multi-decade infrastructure mega-project in the People's Republic of China.
Standard Chinese, also known as Modern Standard Mandarin, Standard Mandarin, or simply Mandarin, is a standard variety of Chinese that is the sole official language of both China and Taiwan (de facto), and also one of the four official languages of Singapore.
The Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China (SAC) is the standards organization authorized by the State Council of China to exercise administrative responsibilities by undertaking unified management, supervision and overall coordination of standardization work in China.
The State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) was a functioning department under the State Council which oversaw religious affairs for the People's Republic of China.
The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) of the People's Republic of China is an administrative agency tasked with drafting rules and regulations governing foreign exchange market activities, and managing the state foreign-exchange reserves, which at the end of December 2016 stood at $3.01 trillion for the People's Bank of China.
State atheism, according to Oxford University Press's A Dictionary of Atheism, "is the name given to the incorporation of positive atheism or non-theism into political regimes, particularly associated with Soviet systems." In contrast, a secular state purports to be officially neutral in matters of religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion.
The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), commonly known as the State Grid, is the state-owned electric utility monopoly of China.
Streptopelia is a genus of birds in the dove family.
Styphnolobium is a small genus of three or four species of small trees and shrubs in the subfamily Faboideae of the pea family Fabaceae, formerly included within a broader interpretation of the genus Sophora.
Styphnolobium japonicum (L.) Schott, the Japanese pagoda tree (Chinese scholar tree, pagoda tree; syn. Sophora japonica) is a species of tree in the subfamily Faboideae of the pea family Fabaceae.
The subdistrict (literally "Street") (also abbreviated as 街(Jiē)) is one of the smaller political divisions of the People's Republic of China.
The Sui Dynasty was a short-lived imperial dynasty of China of pivotal significance.
The Summer Palace, is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing.
A sun temple (or solar temple) is a building used for religious or spiritual activities, such as prayer and sacrifice, dedicated to the sun or a solar deity.
Sun Yat-sen (12 November 1866 – 12 March 1925)Singtao daily.
Sundance TV (stylized as SundanceTV, formerly known as Sundance Channel) is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by AMC Networks.
The Supreme People's Court is the highest level of court in the mainland area of the People's Republic of China.
The Supreme People's Procuratorate is the highest agency at the national level responsible for both prosecution and investigation in the People's Republic of China.
Swans are birds of the family Anatidae within the genus Cygnus.
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.
The Tang dynasty or the Tang Empire was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.
The Tanzhe Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in the Western Hills, a mountainous area in western Beijing.
Taoism, also known as Daoism, is a religious or philosophical tradition of Chinese origin which emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao (also romanized as ''Dao'').
Taoranting Park (also known as Leasure Pavilion Park or Taoran Pavilion Park) is a major city park located in Xicheng District to the north of Beijing South railway station, in the southern part of the city.
A taxicab, also known as a taxi or a cab, is a type of vehicle for hire with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride.
A teahouse is an establishment which primarily serves tea and other light refreshments.
Telephone numbers in China are organized and assigned according to the Chinese Telephone Code Plan of mainland China.
Temperature is a physical quantity expressing hot and cold.
The Temple of the Earth (traditional Chinese: 地壇; simplified Chinese: 地坛; pinyin: Dìtán) in Beijing, China, is located in the northern part of central Beijing, around the Andingmen area and just outside Beijing's second ring road.
The is an imperial complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing.
The Temple of the Moon (Chinese: 月坛/月壇, Pinyin: Yuètán) is an altar located in Fuchengmen, Xicheng District, in western Beijing, China.
The tertiary sector or service sector is the third of the three economic sectors of the three-sector theory.
That's Beijing is a monthly English language magazine, distributed throughout Beijing, with a focus on news, current events, culture, art, music, fashion, nightlife and dining in Beijing.
The Beijinger is a free monthly listings and entertainment website and magazine produced by True Run Media in Beijing, China.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
The Three Kingdoms (220–280) was the tripartite division of China between the states of Wei (魏), Shu (蜀), and Wu (吳).
The Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) is a Protestant church in the People's Republic of China, and one of the largest Protestant bodies in the world.
Thubten Choekyi Nyima (1883–1937), often referred to as Choekyi Nyima, was the ninth Panchen Lama of Tibet.
Tiān (天) is one of the oldest Chinese terms for heaven and a key concept in Chinese mythology, philosophy, and religion.
The Tiananmen, or the Gate of Heavenly Peace, is a monumental gate in the centre of Beijing, widely used as a national symbol of China.
The Tiananmen Incident took place on April 5, 1976, at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.
Tiananmen Square is a city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen ("Gate of Heavenly Peace") located to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City.
The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, commonly known in mainland China as the June Fourth Incident (六四事件), were student-led demonstrations in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, in 1989.
Tianjin, formerly romanized as Tientsin, is a coastal metropolis in northern China and one of the four national central cities of the People's Republic of China (PRC), with a total population of 15,469,500, and is also the world's 11th-most populous city proper.
The Tianning Temple is a Buddhist temple complex located in Xicheng District of Beijing, in northern China.
Tiantongyuan is an apartment complex and neighborhood in northern Beijing's Changping District.
The time in China follows a single standard time offset of UTC+08:00 (eight hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time), despite China spanning five geographical time zones.
Tongzhou District (alternate spellings Tungchow Tungchou (T'ung-chou), or Tong County during 1914–1997) is a district of Beijing.
The Tour of Beijing was an annual professional stage bicycle road race held in Beijing, China.
When referring to political divisions of China, town is the standard English translation of the Chinese 镇 (traditional: 鎮). The Constitution of the People’s Republic of China currently classifies towns as third-level administrative units, along with townships and ethnic minority townships (The State Council, 2014).
Townships, formally township-level divisions, are the basic level (fourth-level administrative units) of political divisions in China.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a style of traditional medicine built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy, but recently also influenced by modern Western medicine.
Traffic congestion is a condition on transport networks that occurs as use increases, and is characterized by slower speeds, longer trip times, and increased vehicular queueing.
The earliest tram (有轨电车) service in Beijing dates back to 1899, and trams were the main form of public transit from 1924 to the late 1950s before they were replaced by trolleybuses that follow the tram routes they replaced.
A transport hub (also transport interchange) is a place where passengers and cargo are exchanged between vehicles or between transport modes.
Beijing, as the capital and one of the four municipalities of the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a transport hub, with a sophisticated network of roads, railways and a major airport.
Tsinghua University (abbreviated THU;; also romanized as Qinghua) is a major research university in Beijing, China and a member of the elite C9 League of Chinese universities.
The Tujia (Northern Tujia: Bifzivkar, IPA:pi˧˥ ʦi˥ kʰa˨˩; Southern Tujia: Mongrzzir, IPA: /mõ˨˩ ʣi˨˩/; Chinese: 土家族, pinyin: Tǔjiāzú), with a total population of over 8 million, is the 8th largest ethnic minority in the People's Republic of China.
U.S. News & World Report is an American media company that publishes news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris.
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI;, International Cycling Union) is the world governing body for sports cycling and oversees international competitive cycling events.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network.
The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.
The Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
An urban area is a human settlement with high population density and infrastructure of built environment.
Urban rail transit in the People's Republic of China encompasses a broad range of urban and suburban electric passenger rail mass transit systems including subway, light rail, tram and maglev.
Chinese, also known as Sinitic, is a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family consisting of hundreds of local language varieties, many of which are not mutually intelligible.
Vehicle registration plates in China are mandatory metal or plastic plates attached to motor vehicles in mainland China for official identification purposes.
Vesper bats (family Vespertilionidae), also known as evening bats or common bats, are the largest and most-studied family of bats.
Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
Villages, formally village-level divisions in China, serve as a fundamental organizational unit for its rural population (census, mail system).
The Volkswagen Jetta is a compact car/small family car manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen since 1979.
The Wang Jingwei regime is the common name of the Reorganized National Government of the Republic of China (p), a puppet state of the Empire of Japan, located in eastern China.
Wangfujing is one of the most famous shopping streets of Beijing, China, located in Dongcheng District.
Wangjing is a major residential and technological area and subdistrict of Chaoyang District, in the northeast of Beijing.
Wanping Fortress, also known as Wanping Castle, is a Ming Dynasty fortress or "walled city" in Beijing.
The Wanshou Temple is a temple located at the Suzhoujie (Suzhou street) in Haidian District, Beijing.
The Western Hills refers to the hills and mountains in the western part of Beijing.
The White Cloud Temple or the Monastery of the White Clouds is a Daoist temple located in Beijing, China.
The wild boar (Sus scrofa), also known as the wild swine,Heptner, V. G.; Nasimovich, A. A.; Bannikov, A. G.; Hoffman, R. S. (1988), Volume I, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Libraries and National Science Foundation, pp.
Wolfiporia extensa (Peck) Ginns (syn. Poria cocos F.A.Wolf) is a fungus in the family Polyporaceae.
The Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) is the first-tier professional women's basketball league in China.
The Workers' Gymnasium (official name) is an indoor arena located west of the Workers Stadium in Beijing, China.
The Workers' Stadium, often called Gongti or Gong Ti, is a multi-purpose stadium in the Chaoyang District of north-eastern Beijing, China.
The World Book Encyclopedia is an encyclopedia published in the United States.
The World Digital Library (WDL) is an international digital library operated by UNESCO and the United States Library of Congress.
The World Economic Outlook (WEO) is a survey conducted and published by the International Monetary Fund.
A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties.
The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), founded in 1968 and based in Bristol, the United Kingdom, is the governing body of men's professional snooker and English billiards.
The World Table Tennis Championships have been held since 1926, biennially since 1957.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Wudaokou, whose name is a literal reference to the fifth level crossing of the Jingbao Railway, is a neighborhood in the Haidian District of North West Beijing, famous for its close distances to universities including Tsinghua University and Peking University.
Wukesong Station is a station on Line 1 of the Beijing Subway.
The Xianbei were proto-Mongols residing in what became today's eastern Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, and Northeast China.
Xiaotangshan is a small town in the Changping District of Beijing, China.
Xicheng District (lit. "West City District") is a district of Beijing.
Xidan (Chinese: 西单; Pinyin: Xīdān) is a major traditional commercial area in Beijing, China.
The Xinhai Revolution, also known as the Chinese Revolution or the Revolution of 1911, was a revolution that overthrew China's last imperial dynasty (the Qing dynasty) and established the Republic of China (ROC).
Xizhimen was a gate in the Beijing city wall and is now a transportation node in Beijing.
Xuanwu District is a former district of the Municipality of Beijing.
Xuanwumen Station is an interchange station between Line 2 and Line 4 of the Beijing Subway.
Yan (Old Chinese pronunciation: *) was an ancient Chinese state during the Zhou dynasty.
The Yangtze, which is 6,380 km (3,964 miles) long, is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world.
Yanjing (Chinese: 燕京, also known as Youzhou 幽州, Ji 薊 or Fanyang 范陽 for administrative purposes) was an ancient city and capital of the State of Yan in northern China.
Yanqing District is a subdivision of the municipality of Beijing located northwest of the city proper of Beijing.
Yayuncun is the site of the 1990 Asian Games and a major residential area in the Chaoyang District of Beijing.
The Yellow Emperor, also known as the Yellow Thearch, the Yellow God or the Yellow Lord, or simply by his Chinese name Huangdi, is a deity in Chinese religion, one of the legendary Chinese sovereigns and culture heroes included among the mytho-historical Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors and cosmological Five Forms of the Highest Deity (五方上帝 Wǔfāng Shàngdì).
The yellow-breasted bunting (Emberiza aureola) is an Eurasian passerine bird in the bunting family (Emberizidae).
The Beijing Municipal Administration & Communication Card, more commonly known as the Yikatong (literally One-card pass), is a store-value contactless smart card used in Beijing, China, for public transportation and related uses.
Yizhuang is a town of Daxing District, in the southeast suburbs of Beijing, located just outside the 5th Ring Road.
The Yongding River is a river in northern China.
Yongdingmen was the former front gate of the outer city of Beijing's old city wall.
The Yonghe Temple ("Palace of Peace and Harmony"), also known as the Yonghe Lamasery, or popularly as the Lama Temple, is a temple and monastery of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism located in Dongcheng District, Beijing, China.
The Yongle Emperor (Yung-lo in Wade–Giles; 2 May 1360 – 12 August 1424) — personal name Zhu Di (WG: Chu Ti) — was the third emperor of the Ming dynasty in China, reigning from 1402 to 1424.
The Yongzheng Emperor (13 December 1678 – 8 October 1735), born Yinzhen, was the fifth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing dynasty and the third Qing emperor to rule over China proper.
You Prefecture or Province, also known by its Chinese name Youzhou, was a prefecture (zhou) in northern China during its imperial era.
The Yuan dynasty, officially the Great Yuan (Yehe Yuan Ulus), was the empire or ruling dynasty of China established by Kublai Khan, leader of the Mongolian Borjigin clan.
Yuan Shao (died 28 June 202), courtesy name Benchu, was a warlord who lived in the late Eastern Han dynasty of China.
Yuan Shikai (16 September 1859 – 6 June 1916) was a Chinese warlord, famous for his influence during the late Qing dynasty, his role in the events leading up to the abdication of the last Qing Emperor, his autocratic rule as the first formal President of the Republic of China, and his short-lived attempt to restore monarchy in China, with himself as the Hongxian Emperor.
Zhangjiakou also known by several other names, is a prefecture-level city in northwestern Hebei province in Northern China, bordering Beijing to the southeast, Inner Mongolia to the north and west, and Shanxi to the southwest.
Qianmen is the colloquial name for Zhengyangmen (Manchu:;Möllendorff:tob šun-i duka; meaning "gate of the zenith Sun"), a gate in Beijing's historic city wall.
Zhengyi Dao or the Way of Orthodox Unity is a Chinese Daoist movement that emerged during the Tang dynasty as a transformation of the earlier Tianshi Dao movement.
Zhongguancun, or Zhong Guan Cun, is a technology hub in Haidian District, Beijing, China.
Zhongnanhai is a former imperial garden in the Imperial City, Beijing, adjacent to the Forbidden City; it serves as the central headquarters for the Communist Party of China and the State Council (Central government) of China.
The Zhongshan Park (Chinese: 中山公园/中山公園), is a former imperial altar and now a public park that lies just southwest of the Forbidden City in the Imperial City, Beijing.
Zhou were historical political divisions of China.
The Zhou dynasty or the Zhou Kingdom was a Chinese dynasty that followed the Shang dynasty and preceded the Qin dynasty.
Zhoukoudian or Choukoutien (周口店) is a cave system in suburban Fangshan District, Beijing.
Thubten Gyatso (shortened from Ngawang Lobsang Thupten Gyatso Jigdral Chokley Namgyal;; 12 February 1876 – 17 December 1933) was the 13th Dalai Lama of Tibet.
The 5th International Badminton Federation World Championships were held in Beijing, China in 1987.
The 11th Asian Games (Chinese: 第十一届亚洲运动会) also known as XI Asiad, were held from September 22 to October 7, 1990, in Beijing, China.
The 2003 Cup of China was third event of six in the 2003–04 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating.
The 2004 AFC Asian Cup was the 13th edition of the men's AFC Asian Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
The 2004 Cup of China was the fourth event of six in the 2004–05 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a senior-level international invitational competition series.
The 2005 Cup of China was the third event of six in the 2005–06 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a senior-level international invitational competition series.
The 2008 Cup of China was the third event of six in the 2008–09 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a senior-level international invitational competition series.
The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and commonly known as Beijing 2008, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 8 to 24 August 2008 in Beijing, China.
The 2008 Summer Paralympic Games (Chinese: 第十三屆残疾人奥林匹克运动会), the 13th Paralympics, took place in Beijing, China from September 6 to 17, 2008.
The 2009 Cup of China was the third event of six in the 2009–10 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a senior-level international invitational competition series.
The 2009 Premier League Asia Trophy was the fourth edition of the Premier League Asia Trophy, a four-team association football tournament held every two years.
The 2010 Cup of China was the third event of six in the 2010–11 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a senior-level international invitational competition series.
The 2011 Tour of Beijing was the inaugural running of the Tour of Beijing cycling stage race.
The 2015 China Victory Day parade was a military parade held along Changan Avenue, Beijing, on 3 September 2015 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day of World War II.
The fifteenth edition of the IAAF World Championships was held 22–30 August 2015 in Beijing, China.
The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be the 18th tournament of the FIBA Basketball World Cup for men's national basketball teams.
The 2022 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIV Olympic Winter Games (Les XXIVème Jeux olympiques d'hiver), and commonly known as Beijing 2022, is an international winter multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 4 to 20 February 2022, in Beijing and towns in the neighbouring Hebei province, People's Republic of China.
The 27th Group Army was a military formation of China's People's Liberation Army and one of three active group armies belonging to the Beijing Military Region.
The 2nd Airport Expressway, officially numbered S51, is a toll expressway that connects eastern Beijing with Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport.
The second millennium was a period of time that began on January 1, 1001, of the Julian calendar and ended on December 31, 2000The year 2000 is technically the last year of the 2nd millennium, however it is generally considered the first year of the 3rd millennium.
The 2nd Ring Road (二环路, èr huán lù) is a ring road highway which encircles the centre of Beijing.
The 301 Hospital or People's Liberation Army General Hospital, which constitutes simultaneously the PLA Postgraduate Medical School, located in Beijing, China, is a military hospital directly subsidiary to Logistic Support Department of the Central Military Commission and the largest general hospital under the auspices of the People's Liberation Army.
The 3rd Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China was a pivotal meeting of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China held in Beijing, China, from December 18 to December 22, 1978.
The 3rd Ring Road is a 48-kilometre city ring road that encircles the centre of the city of Beijing.
The 4th Ring Road is a controlled-access expressway ring road in Beijing, China which runs around the city, with a radius of approximately from city centre.
Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso (1617 to 1682) was the Fifth Dalai Lama, and the first Dalai Lama to wield effective temporal and spiritual power over all Tibet.
Beijing's 5th Ring Road (China Road Numbering: S50 (Beijing) is a ring road encircling the city about away from the city centre. It takes the form of an expressway and is in length. Being a ring road, it has no natural start or end point, although the "0 km" mark is found near the northeastern stretch at Laiguangying, at the intersection with the Jingcheng Expressway. The expressway ring road is a provincial-level road in Beijing municipality. All of Beijing's expressways, except for the Tongyan Expressway, are interlinked with the 5th Ring Road. Portions of the expressway have a maximum speed limit of 90 km/h, with the remainder imposing a speed limit of 100 km/h. There is a universal minimum speed limit of 50 km/h. The 5th ring road has three lanes in each direction, for a total of six lanes.
The 6th Ring Road is an expressway ring road in Beijing, China which runs around the city approximately from the centre of the city.
798 Art Zone, or Dashanzi Art District, comprise a complex of 50-year-old decommissioned military factory buildings boasting a unique architectural style, located in Dashanzi, Chaoyang District of Beijing, that houses a thriving artistic community.
The 81st Group Army, formerly the 65th Group Army, is a military formation of China's People's Liberation Army and one of three active group armies belonging to the Beijing Military Region.
The 82nd Group Army, formerly the 38th Group Army, is a military formation of China's People's Liberation Army and one of three active group armies belonging to the Beijing Military Region.
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