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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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China Asks State Firms to Halt Purchases of US Pork and Soybeans [Video]

China Asks State Firms to Halt Purchases of US Pork and Soybeans

The move comes after Washington announced it would eliminate special treatment to Hong Kong to punish Beijing.

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China parliament approves Hong Kong security bill [Video]

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Thousands take to Hong Kong's streets to protest Beijing's proposed national security laws - amid fears that the "one country, two systems" formula is being squeezed in Beijing's tightening grip. David..

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Hong Kong could host mainland intelligence bases

A Chinese proposal to impose national security laws on Hong Kong could see mainland intelligence agencies set up bases there, raising fears of direct law enforcement and what U.S. Secretary of State..

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China National People's Congress focuses on economic recovery [Video]

China National People's Congress focuses on economic recovery

Premier Li Keqiang says Beijing spared no effort in containing the coronavirus outbreak but the economic fallout is immense.

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China ditches GDP target for first time [Video]

China ditches GDP target for first time

China will refrain from setting a GDP target citing concerns over the coronavirus and global uncertainty, the country's premier said on Friday. Ciara Lee reports

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Hong Kong lawmakers, activists condemn Beijing's national security law legislation [Video]

Hong Kong lawmakers, activists condemn Beijing's national security law legislation

More than a dozen pan-democrat lawmakers and other activists assembled at a police station to march to the nearby Chinese Liaison Office, chanting "Hong Kong is becoming Xinjiang". Lee Cheuk-Yan of the..

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Pompeo Criticizes China's Pledge To Fight COVID-19 [Video]

Pompeo Criticizes China's Pledge To Fight COVID-19

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized China about the coronavirus pandemic. According to Reuters, Beijing pledged to spend $2 billion to fight the virus. Pompeo called the money “paltry”..

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China says to impose security laws on Hong Kong [Video]

China says to impose security laws on Hong Kong

China says it intends to impose a national security law on Hong Kong, which risks sparking renewed unrest. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Nasdaq to tighten listing rules, restricting Chinese IPOs: sources [Video]

Nasdaq to tighten listing rules, restricting Chinese IPOs: sources

According to sources familiar with the matter, Nasdaq is set to unveil new restrictions on initial public offerings, or IPOs, making it harder for some Chinese companies to debut on its stock exchange...

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Taiwan wants to share its COVID-19 expertise, but seat at the table denied by Beijing [Video]

Taiwan wants to share its COVID-19 expertise, but seat at the table denied by Beijing

Taiwan wants to share its COVID-19 expertise, but seat at the table denied by Beijing

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