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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 a global 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. 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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Watch: Protest in Canada against China’s atrocities on Ughyur Muslims

Hundreds of people participated in an anti-China protest in Canada’s Vancouver over atrocities against Uyghurs. The protestors marched from Vancouver Art Gallery to the Chinese consulate office in..

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China denies report it may detain Americans

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Anti-China protests in Canada highlight brutal repression of ethnic Uyghurs [Video]

Anti-China protests in Canada highlight brutal repression of ethnic Uyghurs

Demonstrations condemning Chinese atrocities on ethnic Uyghurs were held in Canadian city Vancouver. Shouting anti-China slogans, protesters carried a march till Chinese embassy. Seven human rights..

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'Something close' to genocide in China's Xinjiang: WH [Video]

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Pompeo seeks to shore up support among Asian allies [Video]

Pompeo seeks to shore up support among Asian allies

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday visited Tokyo to meet with some of Washington's closest allies in Asia, Japan, Australia and India, to shore up support against what the United States..

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Australia's winter Olympians make a splash with ski jump pool [Video]

Australia's winter Olympians make a splash with ski jump pool

Australia's sports organisers haven't let a a lack of snow in the country hamper preparations for Beijing 2022, after building a ski jump where freestyle skiers land in a swimming pool.

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China raises flag on National Day holiday [Video]

China raises flag on National Day holiday

China held a national flag raising ceremony on today (October 1) to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the country's formation in Beijing.

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Vatican denies Pompeo audience with Pope [Video]

Vatican denies Pompeo audience with Pope

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed what he called China's "repressive" regime on Wednesday, as Vatican officials accuse him of trying to drag the Catholic Church into the U.S. presidential..

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China's Xi commemorates heroes for Martyrs’ Day [Video]

China's Xi commemorates heroes for Martyrs’ Day

China's top leaders attended an official ceremony marking Martyrs' Day on Wednesday (September 30) in Beijing, a day ahead of the 71th anniversary of the founding of the country, state media reported.

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Beijing auto show: China bounces back, EVs boom [Video]

Beijing auto show: China bounces back, EVs boom

Beijing car show is under way, with people actually allowed to attend, and a big rebound in Chinese car sales is adding to the upbeat mood. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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At A Strained UN Security Council Meeting, China Ambassador Lets Fly At US [Video]

At A Strained UN Security Council Meeting, China Ambassador Lets Fly At US

The United States appears to be getting on China's very last nerve. That is, if the remarks made by China's Ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday truly reflects Beijing's sentiments. According..

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Protest against China slave camps, 'genocide' of Uyghurs outside UN office [Video]

Protest against China slave camps, 'genocide' of Uyghurs outside UN office

A protest was organised against China outside the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland. The 3-day long demonstration, consisting of a photo exhibition, was organised by a group called the World..

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