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Beijing has gone by the names of Ji, Zhongdu, Dadu, & finally Beijing when the Ming Dynasty Emperor ChengZu chose the name in 1421. Before 1949 Beijing was known as Peking in the West.

Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China & the country's political, economic, cultural & transportation centre.

Located in the northwest part of the North China Plain Beijing is the second largest city in China.

Beijing is an economic centre of China as one of the biggest industrial bases in China.

Beijing is also known as a tourist city for its many places of interest, ancient architecture, royal gardens, temples, palaces & modern structures. 

Beijing is a modern & fashionable city but you can still experience 'old Beijing' by exploring its many teahouses, temple fairs, Beijing's Hutong & Courtyard & enjoy the Peking Opera.