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(set by Singaporean sprint legend C. Kunalan) at the World University Games in Beijing in 2001. He equalled his own national record soon after at the 21st Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Thai athletes dominate and his 10.37s still stands to date as the fastest ever SEA Games silver medal timing. In 380, when his

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; It carries out teaching and research across a range of the social (social sciences) and management sciences, with a particular focus on courses on trade unionism, labour law, industrial relations, economic management and public administration. '''Beijing Technology and Business University''' (北京工商大学), BTBU, is a public comprehensive university in Beijing, China (People's Republic of China). It was founded based on the amalgamation of Beijing Light Industry

School (founded in 1958), Beijing Business School (founded in 1950) and the Administration School for Ministry of Machinery Industry. '''Beijing Union University''' (北京联合大学) is a university in Beijing, China (People's Republic of China). Established in the 1980s, it is maintained by the Beijing municipal government. '''North China University of Technology''' ( Wikipedia:Beijing Dmoz:Regional Asia China Beijing commons:北京

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. The Yellow River and the Grand Canal (China) run through it. thumb left 145px An exotic giraffe (Image:ShenDuGiraffePainting.jpg) brought from Bengal in the twelfth year of Yongle (AD 1414) (1414). The Hongwu Emperor allowed foreign envoys to visit the capitals at Nanjing and Beijing, but enacted strict legal prohibitions of private maritime trade by Chinese merchants wishing to travel abroad. After the death of Timur, who intended to invade China, the relations between the Yongle Emperor's China and Shakhrukh (Shah Rukh (Timurid dynasty))'s state in Persia and Transoxania state considerably improved. Both the Chinese envoy to Samarkand and Herat, Chen Cheng (Chen Cheng (Ming Dynasty)), and his opposite party, Ghiyāth al-dīn Naqqāsh left detailed accounts of their visits to each other's country. The first Jesuit missionaries to visit China (Jesuit China missions) did so during the Ming Dynasty. The most prominent one was the Italian (Macerata) Jesuit Matteo Ricci (1552–1610). Matteo is famous in China and the West for many reasons. He was the first to translate the Chinese classic texts into a Western language (Latin), and the first to translate the name of the most prominent Chinese philosopher (Chinese philosophy) Kong Fuzi as Confucius. Along with another Jesuit father, he was the first European to enter the Forbidden City of Beijing, during the reign of the Wanli Emperor. Matteo Ricci and his baptized Chinese colleague, the mathematician (Chinese mathematics), astronomer (Chinese astronomy), and agronomist (agronomy) Xu Guangqi (1562–1633), were the first to translate the ancient Greek mathematical (Greek mathematics) treatise of ''Euclid's Elements'' into Chinese. thumb upright The former residence of Envoy (title) Envoy (File:Schneider mansion.jpg) Wu Tingfang and the Office of the Qing (Qing Dynasty) Legation to the United States, in the Dupont Circle (Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.) neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Representing Dutch and Dutch East India Company interests, Isaac Titsingh traveled to Beijing in 1794-96 for celebrations of the sixtieth anniversary of the Qianlong Emperor's reign. Duyvendak, J.J.L. (1937). 'The Last Dutch Embassy to the Chinese Court (1794-1795).' ''T'oung Pao'' 33:1-137. The Titsingh delegation also included the Dutch-American Andreas Everardus van Braam Houckgeest, van Braam Houckgeest, A.E. (1797). ''Voyage de l'ambassade de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales hollandaises vers l'empereur de la Chine, dans les années 1794 et 1795'' Philadelphia; _____. (1798). ''An authentic account of the embassy of the Dutch East-India Company, to the court of the emperor of China, in the years 1794 and 1795.'' London. whose detailed description of this embassy to the Chinese court was soon after published in the U.S. and Europe. Titsingh's French translator, Chrétien-Louis-Joseph de Guignes published his own account of the Titsingh mission in 1808. ''Voyage a Pékin, Manille et l'Ile de France'' provided an alternate perspective and a useful counterpoint to other reports which were then circulating. Titsingh himself died before he could publish his version of events. 1990s As the mid-1990s approached, slow but steady improvement in relations with China was visible. Top-level dialogue continued with the December 1991 visit of PRC premier Li Peng to India and the May 1992 visit to China of Indian president (president of India) R. Venkataraman. Six rounds of talks of the Indian-Chinese Joint Working Group on the Border Issue were held between December 1988 and June 1993. Progress was also made in reducing tensions on the border via confidence-building measures, including mutual troop reductions, regular meetings of local military commanders, and advance notification of military exercises. Border trade resumed in July 1992 after a hiatus of more than thirty years, consulates reopened in Bombay (Mumbai) and Shanghai in December 1992, and, in June 1993, the two sides agreed to open an additional border trading post. During Sharad Pawar's July 1992 visit to Beijing, the first ever by an Indian minister of defence, the two defense establishments agreed to develop academic, military, scientific, and technological exchanges and to schedule an Indian port call by a Chinese naval (People's Liberation Army Navy) vessel. Wikipedia:Beijing Dmoz:Regional Asia China Beijing commons:北京

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team. Demonstrations against the coup On March 23, Sihanouk (via Beijing Radio) called for a general uprising against Lon Nol. Large-scale popular demonstrations calling for Sihanouk's return began in Kompong Cham, Takéo Province, and Kampot Province. Kiernan, p.302 The demonstrations in Kompong Cham became particularly violent, with two National Assembly deputies, Sos Saoun and Kim Phon, being

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, Caldwell announced that Manitoba would open high schools in Beijing, Shanghai and Bangkok in an effort to attract overseas students to Manitoba's post-secondary education system. Nick Martin, "Beijing students to follow Manitoba curriculum", ''Winnipeg Free Press'', 18 June 2001, A1; Nick Martin, "Foreign students to worsen squeeze?", ''Winnipeg Free Press'', 31 August 2001, A3. '''Zhangjiakou''', also known also by several other names (#Names), is a prefecture-level city in northwestern Hebei province of North China, adjacent to Beijing to the southeast. Its administrative area has a population of 4.35 million, and covers Wikipedia:Beijing Dmoz:Regional Asia China Beijing commons:北京

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center ZBAA Beijing Capital International Airport align center - ; born 1961 in Beijing) is a very popular Chinese (Chinese race) skit (sketch comedy) and sitcom actress. Song Dandan is "China's most famous female comic". See


, the Forbidden City was relatively untouched during the cultural revolution due to the timely intervention of then-premier Zhou Enlai, who sent a battalion of his troops to guard the palace from the over-zealous Red Guards. The '''Temple of Heaven''' (天坛) in Chongwen District (Beijing Chongwen) is the symbol of Beijing and is surrounded by a lively park typically packed with hordes of local people drinking tea, practicing calligraphy or tai-chi or just watching the world go by. The '''Yonghegong

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rankings frequently place Peking University as one of the best universities in China. University in China. China Education Center Ltd. QS University Ranking http

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Chow '''( Yale Cantonese (Yale Romanization#Cantonese):yū sou chāu) is a Chinese actress born in Beijing on July 9, 1930 to a Peking opera family. She is the daughter of late Master Yu Jim Yuen who ran the ''China Drama Academy'', a Peking Opera School in Hong Kong, and teacher of many well-known actors. DATE OF BIRTH July 9, 1930 PLACE OF BIRTH Beijing, China DATE OF DEATH Chan is planning to release 3 Japanese new singles


'''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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