Beijing

Capital of the People's Republic of China

Beijing, alternatively romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is the world's most populous capital city, with over 21 million residents within an administrative area of 16,410.5 km2. The city, located in North China, is governed as a municipality under the direct administration of the central government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts. Beijing is mostly surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin to the southeast; together, the three divisions form the Jingjinji megalopolis and the national capital region of China. Beijing is a global city, and one of the world's leading center for culture, diplomacy and politics, business and economy, education, language, and science and technology. A megacity, Beijing is the second-largest Chinese city by urban population after Shanghai and is the nation's cultural, educational, and political center. It is home to the headquarters of most of China's largest state-owned companies and houses the largest number of Fortune Global 500 companies in the world, as well as the world's four biggest financial institutions. Beijing has also been described as the "billionaire capital of the world" after overtaking New York City. It is also a major hub for the national highway, expressway, railway, and high-speed rail networks. The Beijing Capital International Airport has been the second busiest in the world by passenger traffic since 2010, and, as of 2016, the city's subway network is the busiest and longest in the world. The Beijing Daxing International Airport, a second international airport in Beijing, is the largest single-structure airport terminal in the world.

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Hong Kong activist Tony Chung has been charged with secession. The teenager is the first public political figure to be prosecuted under a sweeping new national..
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The Justice Department has charged eight people with working on behalf of the Chinese government in a pressure campaign aimed at coercing a New Jersey man who..
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US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Tuesday stressed on the need for Washington and New Delhi to work together to counter the threat posed by Beijing to..
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Hong Kong (CNN Business)Beijing said Monday that it will impose sanctions on American companies — including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Raytheon — that have..
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The Trump administration on Monday notified Congress of plans for a multi-billion dollar sale of Harpoon missile systems to Taiwan just hours after Beijing..
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The Trump Administration today notified Congress of plans for a US$2.37 billion ($3.5b) sale of Harpoon missile systems to Taiwan.Just hours earlier, Beijing..
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Ireland has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong due to concerns over national security legislation that Beijing imposed on the semi-autonomous state..
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The high-speed railway between Shanghai and Beijing will adopt a floating ticket price system, Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway Co Ltd announced on Friday...
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BEIJING -- China's commercial banks saw a net forex settlement surplus of 26.9 billion yuan (about $4 billion) in September, the country's forex regulator said..
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By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo is flying to India next week to strengthen strategic ties with a nation that is..
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The UK plans to offer a path to citizenship to many in Hong Kong after Beijing's new security law.
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The outdated notion that China ‘just wants to do business’ should be completely erased from our understanding of the rising global power’s political..
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A secretive 2018 agreement between Beijing and the Vatican was renewed yesterday, despite strident US condemnation and warnings from underground Chinese priests..
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Beijing has said that it will take appropriate action in retaliation against Washington’s decision to force several Chinese news organizations to register as..
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China is threatening to retaliate against the U.S. after the Trump administration approved a $1.8 billion arms sale to Taiwan, the autonomous island that Beijing..
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Shares The US government said Wednesday it approved the sale of three weapons packages to Taiwan for a total of $1.8 billion, a move that could add further..
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China extended a controversial accord on bishop nominations Thursday over strong opposition from the White House and..
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The Trump administration has approved the sale of more than a billion dollars worth of advanced weaponry for Taiwan in a move that will enrage China and further..
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BEIJING, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese technology company Vivo has agreed a deal to become the official...
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Mr Trump, who sparked a trade war with Beijing, is critical of US firms doing business in China.
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It's just a bunch of coral. But Pratas atoll between Taiwan and China has been declared a "danger zone" as combat aircraft ply the skies overhead.Beijing is..
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Over the last several decades, China has invested hundreds of billions of dollars in Africa. Many scholars believe Beijing is doing this to gain political..
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Beijing, China—China’s super wealthy have earned a record $1.5 trillion in 2020, more than the past five years combined, as e-commerce and gaming boomed..
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