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: **Beijing Capital International Airport (primary) - valign "top" bgcolor "#D9D9CC" 2008 – Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics Beijing, China - valign "top" bgcolor Plot The film opens with the summary execution of a patrol member by poachers and then follows, in quasi-documentary style, reporter Ga Yu (played by Zhang Lei (Zhang Lei (actor)) (张磊)) who is sent from Beijing to investigate. In Kekexili he meets Ritai

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in Chinese (Chinese language) as '''Qinghua''', is a university in Beijing, China. The school is one of the nine universities of the C9 League. It was established in 1911 under the name "Tsinghua Xuetang" or "Tsinghua College" and was renamed the "Tsinghua School" one year later. The university section was founded in 1925 and the name "National Tsinghua University" was adopted in 1928. With a motto of ''Self-Discipline and Social Commitment'', Tsinghua

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realized the extent to which the Southerners were being influenced, not only by the Practical Learning introduced to China from Europe, but by Roman Catholicism itself. In 1784, Yi Byeok (李蘗, 1754-1786), a scholar who had participated in meetings to study books about the Western (European) Learning, starting in 1777, talked with Dasan about the new religion for the first time in 1784 and gave him a book about it. Whatever his own response may have been, and there is no proof that he ever received baptism, Dasan’s immediate family was deeply involved in the origins of the Korean Catholic community. His older sister was married to Yi Seung-hun, the Korean who was first baptized as a Catholic in Beijing in 1784 and played a leading role in the early years of the Church’s growth. The oldest of Jeong Jae-won’s sons, Yak-hyeon, was married to a sister of Yi Byeok. Another daughter, from a third marriage, later married Hwang Sa-yeong (1775-1801), author of the notorious Silk Letter. Dasan’s older brother, Jeong Yak-jong (Augustinus) was the leader of the first Catholic community and one of the first victims of the purge launched against Southerners, but especially against Catholics, in 1801, after the sudden death of King Jeongjo (Jeongjo of Joseon). Dark clouds began to gather in 1791. Two years before, Yun Ji-chung, one of the first baptized and a cousin to Dasan on his mother’s side, had gone to Beijing and received confirmation. Rome had forbidden Catholics to perform ancestral rituals and this was now being strictly applied by the Portuguese Franciscan bishop of Beijing Alexandre de Gouvea. When his mother died in 1791, Yun therefore refused to perform the usual Confucian ceremonies; this became public knowledge, he was accused of impiety and was executed. Some Koreans who had at first been sympathetic, horrified by the Church’s rejection of hallowed traditions, turned away. Jeong Yak-yong may well have been among them. Setton, Mark. Chong Yakyong. page 59 - valign "top" rowspan 6 18 September rowspan 2 China Open (2006 China Open (tennis)) Wikipedia:Beijing Dmoz:Regional Asia China Beijing commons:北京

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for the World-Training-Center CMC of the Union Cycliste Internationale in Aigle, Switzerland, a 200-meter wooden indoor track. Schuermann also designed the "Viking Ship" (Vikingskipet Olympic Arena), the speed skating venue for the 1994 Winter Olympics, which can also be used as a velodrome, and has seen record performances in both sports. In 1953 Rao was transferred to Beijing and got promotion as Minister of Organization Department of CPC, which was in charge of senior

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;ref name 1959Avshalomov51 Avshalomov was also active in sports and won the diving championship of North China. In 1937, Avshalomov assisted his father in Shanghai with ballet production and working on scores (Sheet music). He then enlisted with a British volunteer corps following Japan's invasion of China during the Second Sino-Japanese War, and eventually returned to the United States with his mother in December 1937. Avshalomov spent a year in Los Angeles, followed by two in Portland, Oregon, then two at the Eastman School of Music. During World War II he lived in London, where he conducted a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's ''St John Passion''. Yuan Yida was born in 1947 in Shanghai, tracing his ancestry to Fenghua, Zhejiang. He spent much of his youth in Ningbo, before moving to Beijing and attending Beijing University. Between 1988 and 1992 he conducted research at Stanford University. In mainland China he has published more than 30 articles and two monographs. In 2009, the school entered into partnerships with the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing and Lancaster Mennonite School in Lancaster. An exchange program is offered through the China Conservatory, and a high school diploma program focused in music is offered through Lancaster Mennonite High School. During the early years of the 20th century, the 14th Infantry Regiment was deployed to China to help put down the Boxer Rebellion. The 14th was the spearhead in winning a victory over the Chinese army at the Battle of Yangcun. At the Tung Pien Gate in Peking (Beijing), the Regiment was taking heavy fire and was unable to effectively engage the enemy. To counteract, volunteers were called for to scale the wall and lay down suppressive fire from the better vantage point while the rest of the regiment followed. Corporal Calvin P. Titus, a band member and chaplains assistant from E Company, volunteered, and with rope slung over his shoulder scaled the wall and laid down the suppressive fire that allowed more and more soldiers behind him to follow. Defection Hwang defected on the way back from a February 1997 trip to Tokyo by walking into the South Korean embassy in Beijing along with his aide Kim Duk-hong, the president of a North Korean trading firm in Beijing. Pyongyang immediately threatened retaliation, while Beijing police sealed off the South Korean embassy. Wikipedia:Beijing Dmoz:Regional Asia China Beijing commons:北京

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Dynasty and Qing Dynasty from 1421 until 1924. Area: 720,000 m² (178 acres). These gardens were made up of three gardens: the Garden of Perfect Brightness proper, the Garden of Eternal Spring (長春園), and the Elegant Spring Garden (綺春園); they covered a huge area of 3.5 km² (865 acres), almost 5 times the size of the Forbidden City, and 8 times the size of the Vatican City. comprising hundreds of halls, pavilions, temples, galleries, gardens, lakes, etc. Several famous

landscapes of southern China had been reproduced in the Imperial Gardens, hundreds of invaluable Chinese art masterpieces and antiquities were stored in the halls, making the Imperial Gardens one of the largest museum in the world. Some unique copies of literary work and compilations were also stored inside the Imperial Gardens. In 1860, during the Second Opium War, the British and French expeditionary forces looted the Old Summer Palace. Then on October 18, 1860, in order to "punish

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; ref The academy has earned international recognition for its achievements in film production. Biography He is best known for saving China when the Zhengtong Emperor fought the Mongol (Mongolia) leader Esen Tayisi in 1449 and was taken prisoner at the Tumu Crisis. The Mongol armies came within 80 km of the capital Beijing at which point the Jingtai Emperor was installed as ruler of China. Yu Qian, as the de-facto Defence Minister, took control of troops, repelling the Mongol (Mongolia) invasion. After the Zhengtong Emperor was released and his plot to regain the throne succeeded, Yu was slandered as a traitor and executed along with many of the highly ranked officials in the Jingtai Emperor regime , but his rank was restored posthumously. He is considered by many to be a Chinese hero. Shanghai Railway Station primarily serves north-south and westward locations. It is the terminus of the main Beijing-Shanghai railway line (Jinghu railway). There are five overnight CRH (China Railway High-speed) trains from Shanghai to Beijing and two Z (non stop, deluxe) trains to Taiyuan and Xian every day. Most long-haul, non high-speed trains bound for Jiangsu Province, Anhui Province and the North (i.e. destinations north of the Yangzi River) depart from Shanghai Railway Station. It also offers over 50 highspeed CRH trains to those areas every day. Olympic Games (Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics) Beijing, PR China 8th In 1995 she received the Konex Award as one of the best five interpreters of the decade. She was the Argentine representative in the Non-Governmental Organizations Forum of the International Women's Conference in Beijing, China. Her performance was broadcast by national radio. In 2009, Canadian (Canada) researchers say they have found evidence that Chinese hackers had gained access to computers possessed by government and private organizations in 103 countries, although researchers say there is no conclusive evidence China's government was behind it. Wikipedia:Beijing Dmoz:Regional Asia China Beijing commons:北京

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for the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing, China, where his work is mainly focused on energy, environmental, building, medical, marine and biological sciences and technologies as well as welfare and health reform issues. The PBA has performed at venues such as Davies Symphony Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Basilica San Marco in Venice, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Teatro Polyteama in Jundiai Brasil, Dvorak Hall in Prague, Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center in Davis California, Herbst Theater in San Francisco, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Chartres Cathedral, Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg, Sala São Paulo, Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, Yoshi’s (jazz club), on Public Radio International (PRI), on Danish National Radio, at Grace Cathedral, at professional sporting events, and also has several self-produced concerts annually. In 2007, the PBA presented the first performances of Rachmaninoff’s Vespers (originally written for boys choir) by an American boys choir. The '''Beiyang government''' ( Wikipedia:Beijing Dmoz:Regional Asia China Beijing commons:北京

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of Ku-fu falling prey to a strange plague (one that has apparently learned how to count ). One of the villagers, Lu Yu (usually called Number Ten Ox), is sent to Peking (Beijing) to seek a sage who can discover the nature of the plague and its cure. He


'''Beijing''', sometimes romanized (Romanization of Chinese) as '''Peking''', Loaned earlier via French '''Pékin'''. is the capital of the People's Republic of China (China) and one of the most populous cities in the world (List of metropolitan areas by population). The population as of 2013 was 21,150,000. The city proper is the 3rd largest in the world. . Retrieved 21 April 2009. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province (Hebei) with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality (Tianjin) to the southeast. accessdate 9 February 2008

Beijing is the second largest Chinese city by urban population (List of cities in the People's Republic of China by urban population) after Shanghai and is the nation's political (Politics of the People's Republic of China), cultural (Chinese culture), and educational center (List of universities and colleges in Beijing). title Beijing url http: topic Beijing.aspx encyclopedia The Columbia Encyclopedia edition 6th year 2008 It is home to the headquarters of most of China's largest state-owned companies (List of the largest companies of China), and is a major hub (transport in Beijing) for the national highway (China National Highways of Beijing), expressway (Expressways of Beijing), railway (Rail transport in the People's Republic of China#Current network), and high-speed rail (High-speed rail in China) networks. The Beijing Capital International Airport is the second busiest in the world by passenger traffic (World's busiest airports by passenger traffic).

The city's history (history of Beijing) dates back three millennia (millennium). As the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China (Historical capitals of China), Beijing has been the political center of the country for much of the past eight centuries. Beijing has seven (List of World Heritage Sites in China) UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Zhoukoudian, Great Wall, and the Grand Canal (Grand Canal (China)). (Chinese) 走进北京七大世界文化遗产--千龙网 2014-08-18

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