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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 an important world capital and global power city, and one of the world's leading centers 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. 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.

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Beijing security office opens in Hong Kong [Video]

Beijing security office opens in Hong Kong

Beijing's national security office was inaugurated in Hong Kong on Wednesday, just over a week after China's central government imposed a tough new law on the city.

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Hong Kong security law is not "doom and gloom" [Video]

Hong Kong security law is not "doom and gloom"

Hong Kong's national security law imposed by Beijing last week was not "doom and gloom" for the city, its leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday (July 7), adding it was untrue to say she was not privy to..

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India, China made progress for frontline troops to disengage border situation: Chinese Foreign Ministry [Video]

India, China made progress for frontline troops to disengage border situation: Chinese Foreign Ministry

While addressing a press conference in Beijing on July 06, the Spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry, Zhao Lijian said, "China and India have made progress coming up with effective measures for..

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Beijing art exhibition reflects on life during the pandemic [Video]

Beijing art exhibition reflects on life during the pandemic

Artists and art galleries in China have emerged from lockdown to explore the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on everyday lives.

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Beijing market outbreak sparks fears of second COVID-19 wave [Video]

Beijing market outbreak sparks fears of second COVID-19 wave

Coronavirus cluster at the city's biggest wholesale market triggers strict lockdown.

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Beijing district in 'wartime mode' amid fresh coronavirus cases [Video]

Beijing district in 'wartime mode' amid fresh coronavirus cases

Beijing closes city’s largest wholesale food market after detecting seven locally transmitted cases over two days.

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US President Donald Trump calls COVID-19 'plague from China' [Video]

US President Donald Trump calls COVID-19 'plague from China'

The President of Unites States of America, Donald Trump has called coronavirus "plague from China" and accused Beijing of allowing it to happen. While addressing, the US President said, "Plague from..

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India expects China to restore peace on border: MEA [Video]

India expects China to restore peace on border: MEA

held a press conference in the national capital. While briefing the mediapersons on India-China border issue in Ladakh, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on July 2 said that..

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China adamant about enforcing Hong Kong security law [Video]

China adamant about enforcing Hong Kong security law

As international criticism grows over new measures threatening Hong Kong's autonomy, Beijing warns others to stay out of its affairs.

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Hundreds Arrested in Hong Kong as China Imposes New National Security Law [Video]

Hundreds Arrested in Hong Kong as China Imposes New National Security Law

The new law, which gives Beijing the power to crack down on separatism, collusion and various other political crimes, was passed on Tuesday.

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China Returns Serve In Media Ping-Pong Game With US Government [Video]

China Returns Serve In Media Ping-Pong Game With US Government

In the latest tit-for-tat exchange, China has hit back at what it calls Washington's 'suppression of Chinese media.' CNN reports China is demanding that four US news organizations declare details of..

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PMQs: Boris Johnson announces new route for Hong Kong citizens to enter the UK [Video]

PMQs: Boris Johnson announces new route for Hong Kong citizens to enter the UK

Boris Johnson told MPs that he would introduce a new route for Hong Kongers with British National (Overseas) status to enter the UK following the introduction of Beijing’s new security law.

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HK police make first arrest under new security law [Video]

HK police make first arrest under new security law

Hong Kong police said on Wednesday (July 1) they arrested a man holding a flag advocating for independence, the first arrest under a sweeping national security law Beijing introduced overnight.

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China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population: AP [Video]

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population: AP

Beijing accused of forced sterilisation, abortions, and pregnancy checks on hundreds of thousands of minority women.

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U.S. plans more nuclear arms talks with Russia [Video]

U.S. plans more nuclear arms talks with Russia

Russia and the United States hope to meet for a second round of nuclear arms control talks in Vienna as soon as practicable, possibly in late July or early August, the U.S. envoy to those talks said on..

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Beijing raises COVID-19 alert level after new outbreak [Video]

Beijing raises COVID-19 alert level after new outbreak

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled and schools and universities shut after 137 people test positive in a new outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

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Beijing says new coronavirus cases now under control [Video]

Beijing says new coronavirus cases now under control

Travel restrictions and social distancing measures have been reinstated.

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China puts final satellite for Beidou into orbit [Video]

China puts final satellite for Beidou into orbit

China on Tuesday successfully put into orbit the final satellite of its Beidou navigation network, rival to the U.S.-owned GPS. Ryan Brooks reports.

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U.S., Russian envoys tight-lipped as arms control talks start in Vienna [Video]

U.S., Russian envoys tight-lipped as arms control talks start in Vienna

Nuclear weapons talks between the United States and Russia have started in Vienna, with the two countries' envoys making only guarded comments shortly before they met. Joe Davies reports.

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