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.
As the world struggles to fight the coronavirus pandemic an unexpected outcome has been clearer skies. As the virus spread and countries imposed strict nationwide lockdowns more cities began to breathe..
Heated debate over a bill that would criminalise disrespect of China's national anthem - the latest spark of anti-government unrest in the semi-autonomous city - saw two pro-democracy lawmakers removed..
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had certified on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer warrants special treatment under U.S. law as it did when it was under British rule. This report produced..
The Chinese government is in a rush to assert more control of former British colony Hong Kong. It's a continuation of China's efforts to increase control over Hong Kong following mass protests in 2019...
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..
China's disinformation campaign and its waning influence around the world remained the key point of discussion during a webinar organised by a UK think tank 'The Democracy Forum'. The Virtual seminar..
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..
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...
U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday said legislation targeting Chinese officials over treatment of the country's Uighur Muslim minority sent a "clear message" of support from Washington, seeking to prod the.. Reuters - Published
The United Kingdom warned Beijing on Tuesday to step back from the brink over an "authoritarian" national security law in Hong Kong that it said risked destroying one of the jewels of Asia's economy.. Reuters - Published
Chinese officials and state media are seizing on the moment to tout Beijing’s authoritarian system and condemn American hypocrisy — a narrative that ignores many of their own issues. NYTimes.com - Published
The United Kingdom on Tuesday called on China to step back from the brink over a national security law in Hong Kong that it said was a breach of Beijing's international commitments to the "one country,.. Reuters - Published
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the violent protests across the United States are an example of foreign governments applying a “double standard” when it comes to China’s approach to.. WorldNews - Published
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam accused foreign governments on Tuesday of "double standards" in their reaction to Beijing's plans to impose national security laws on the city, pointing to anti-police.. Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India
Terming China a "bully", a top American lawmaker has voiced concern over the "Chinese aggression" against India, urging Beijing to "respect norms" and use diplomacy and existing mechanisms to resolve.. IndiaTimes - Published
Any responsible government has to take measures against violence, the Chinese ambassador to London said on Monday, when asked about Beijing's response to protests in Hong Kong against it imposing.. Reuters - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump has little choice but to stick with his Phase 1 China trade deal for now despite his anger at Beijing over the coronavirus pandemic, new Hong Kong security rules, and.. Reuters - Published
U.S. stocks struggled for direction on Monday as investors weighed prospects of a post-pandemic economic recovery against protests across the country over race and an ongoing standoff between.. Reuters - Published
World stocks hovered near three-month highs and safe-haven government bonds inched lower as signs that Europe's economic downturn has bottomed boosted risk appetite, despite worries over violent.. Reuters - Published
World stocks hovered near three-month highs and the dollar was flat on Monday as optimism over economies opening up again boosted risk appetite, despite worries over riots in the United States and.. Reuters - Published
World stocks were just shy of three-month highs and the dollar weakened further on Monday as optimism on economies opening up boosted risk appetite, shrugging off worries over riots in the U.S. and.. Reuters - Published
BEIJING — China said on Monday U.S. attempts to harm Chinese interests will be met with firm countermeasures, criticizing a U.S. decision to begin ending special treatment for Hong Kong as well as.. WorldNews - Published
BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong's stock market surged more than 3% and other Asian markets rebounded Monday after President Donald Trump avoided reigniting a trade war with China amid tension over Hong Kong.. WorldNews - Published
Asian shares advanced to three-month highs on Monday as progress on re-opening economies helped offset jitters over riots in U.S. cities and unease over Washington's power struggle with Beijing. Reuters - Published
Asian shares pushed to three-month highs on Monday as progress on opening up economies helped offset jitters over riots in U.S. cities and unease over Washington's power struggle with Beijing. Reuters - Published
Asian share markets started on a cautious note and gold gained on Monday as images of riots in burning U.S. cities unnerved investors already tense over Washington's power struggle with Beijing. Reuters - Published
China's state media and the government of Hong Kong lashed out on Sunday at U.S. President Donald Trump's vow to end Hong Kong's special status if Beijing imposes new national security laws on the.. Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India
China's state media lashed out on Sunday at possible retaliatory moves by the United States to impose sanctions and end Hong Kong's special status if Beijing imposes new national security laws, as the.. Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters
President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organisation, saying it had failed to undertake greatly needed reforms and "mislead".. WorldNews - Published
President Donald Trump has said the US is "very saddened" by what happened to its relationship with China, hours after he announced a series of decisions against it and blamed the Chinese government's.. WorldNews - Published
There are several reasons - but competing strategic goals lie at the root, and both sides blame each other. "The traditionally peaceful Galwan River has now become a hotspot because it is where the LAC.. WorldNews - Published
US President Donald Trump said he had spoken to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claimed the latter is “not in a good mood about what is going on with China,” even as Washington indicated.. IndiaTimes - Published
The United States and Britain plan to informally raise at the United Nations Security Council on Friday China's plan to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong, diplomats said, a move.. Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters
European Union foreign ministers agreed to toughen their strategy on China on Friday to counter Beijing's increasingly assertive diplomacy against a backdrop of concern about China's new security law.. Reuters - Published
China may reduce its imports of agricultural products from the United States if Washington issues a severe response to Beijing's push to impose national security laws on Hong Kong, three sources said. Reuters - Published
Embattled Hong Kong publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai - one of the financial hub's most prominent democracy activists - said on Friday he would fight till the last against Beijing's imposition of national.. Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent, one of the country’s most senior generals said on Friday, in a rhetorical escalation.. WorldNews - Published
European Union foreign ministers sought to toughen their strategy on China on Friday to counter Beijing's increasingly assertive diplomacy and accelerate efforts to end unfettered access for Chinese.. Reuters - Published