What is Beijing known for?


from the final. thumb One of ''Xu Bing (File:EnglishChinaWriting.jpg)'''s more recently-designed characters '''''A Book from the Sky''''' The name of the work can also be translated as "Heaven's book". The Chinese character 天 may refer to the physical sky, or the abstract concept of heaven. ( ) is the name given to an art exhibition created by Chinese (China) artist Xu Bing (born 1955

unorthodox views

to flunk Kang for his heterodox challenge to existing institutions, but since the exams were all anonymous, he could only presume that the exam with the most unorthodox views was Kang's. Instead, Kang disguised himself by writing an examination essay espousing traditionalist ideas and passed the exam while Liang's paper was assumed to be Kang's and picked out to be failed. In 1895, Liang went to the capital Beijing again with Kang for the national examination. During the examination, he

prominent academic

Chinese Revolution , back to the United States in 1912. Dear Uncle Ezra Cornell University; accessed 05-05-2008 In 1914, Willard Straight, his wife, and Herbert Croly began publication of ''The New Republic'', a weekly political magazine. In 1917, they helped found ''Asia Magazine (Asia (magazine))'', a prominent academic journal on China. '''Blair Robert Hopping''' (born 12 August 1980 in Pukekohe) is a field hockey player from New Zealand, who earned his first cap for the national team, nicknamed ''The Black Sticks'', in 2000 against Pakistan. He competed for New Zealand at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing Wikipedia:Beijing Dmoz:Regional Asia China Beijing commons:北京

shows made

and call back to the Department if the President preferred to revise or take issue with outgoing Department instructions. He also appointed his own press spokesman, and his frequent press briefings and appearances on television interview shows made him a prominent public figure although perhaps not nearly as much as Kissinger had been under Nixon. thumb left 190px Meeting in Beijing (File:Mao Sihanouk.jpg) in 1956: from left Mao Zedong, Peng Zhen, Sihanouk, Liu Shaoqi. After he was deposed, Sihanouk fled to Beijing, formed the National United Front of Kampuchea (Front Uni National du Kampuchéa - FUNK) and began to support the Khmer Rouge in their struggle to overthrow the Lon Nol government in Phnom Penh. He initiated the Gouvernement Royal d'Union Nationale du Kampuchéa (GRUNK) (Royal Government of the National Union of Kampuchea), which included Khmer Rouge leaders. After Sihanouk showed his support for the Khmer Rouge by visiting them in the field, their ranks swelled from 6,000 to 50,000 fighters. Many of the new recruits for the Khmer Rouge were apolitical peasants who fought in support of the King, not for communism, of which they had little understanding. King Sihanouk would later argue (1979) that the monarchy being abolished, he was only fighting for his country's independence, "even if his country had to be Communist." Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia. Interviews and talks with Prince Norodom Sihanouk. Hamburg 1985. p. 14. During Lon Nol's regime, Sihanouk mostly lived in exile in North Korea, where a 60-room palatial (palace) residence which even had an indoor movie theater, was built for him. He would later return to his Pyongyang palace after the 1979 Vietnamese invasion. Dining with the Dear Leader. By Bertil Lintner - Asian Times, 2007. Accessed on 15 August 2009. Self-exile and abdication Sihanouk went into self-imposed exile in January 2004, taking up residence in Pyongyang, North Korea Norodom Sihanouk has retained cordial relations with North Korea since early 1960s, when he got acquainted Kim Il-Sung (Kim Il-sung) at the movement of non-aligned countries. See also It should be noted that North Korea never recognized the Vietnamese-installed government in Cambodia, despite immense pressure from Moscow. and later in Beijing, People's Republic of China. Citing reasons of ill health, he announced his abdication of The Throne on October 7, 2004. Sihanouk was diagnosed with B-Cell Lymphoma in his prostate in 1993; the disease recurred in his stomach in 2005, and a new cancer was found in December 2008. Sihanouk also suffers from diabetes and hypertension. Cambodia's Ex-King Cites Progress Against His Cancer Yahoo news, 2 March 2009 Life in exile On 25 February 1965, under disagreement with the United States government's policy toward South Vietnam, he accepted the position of Ambassador-at-Large. After the demise of South Vietnam, he remained in France and worked for Soditee Inc. as a special consultant. In 1977, he, Madame Khánh and four of their children emigrated to the United States. Khánh worked for DSC Communications Corp. in Texas, Global Development Group Inc. in San Francisco, Aeroservicios Ltd. in Honduras, Global Economic Support Inc. in California and Vietnamese-American corporations and private enterprises. In the 1990s, Khánh traveled abroad meeting with Vietnamese communities worldwide and also with officials in Paris, Washington, D.C., Beijing and Honduras regarding the future of Vietnam. Wikipedia:Beijing Dmoz:Regional Asia China Beijing commons:北京

character called

of a Japanese ruled China, and is the Raj's main rival. The capital is Beijing (still known as Peking). Colonies exist as far away as Alaska. Skirmishes do occur between the Raj and Dai-Nippon, with two conflicts having been waged over Siam. Akahito is the Emperor of Dai-Nippon in 2025. Highlights include Chinese landmarks like the Great Wall of China and Beijing, Big Bird learning the "little duckling dance", and a song to teach Chinese words. A character

called The Monkey King appears in the special; despite an appearance that has scared many youngsters, he helps Big Bird and Xiao Fu in their quest. Big Bird wears a tie for the entire movie which is a change from his normal appearance. Oscar decides to try to dig his way to China from his trash can and when he gets to China he finds it boring and goes straight home. Spinney devised the storyline and suggested locations for ''Big Bird in China''. However, the program's credits do

metal concentration

-control-greenpeace-says Li Jing, "Beijing's air quality will worsen without coal control, Greenpeace says". ''South China Morning Post''. 5 February 2013 . Hebei Province burned over 300 million tons of coal in 2011, more than all of Germany, of which only 30% were used for power generation and a considerable portion for steel and cement making. "Detecting the Heavy Metal Concentration of PM2.5 in Beijing", 8 June 2013. Power plants

public sporting

cities throughout the country, including Dalian, Beijing and Changchun. Some of these centers have already been built. Meanwhile, some 196 million yuan of sports lottery proceeds were used to construct public sporting facilities in China's less-developed western areas and in the Three Gorges region of the Yangtze River, supporting 101 counties and towns. Yi-Wen Jiang was born in Beijing, China and began studying violin at age six with his father. He gave his concerto debut at the Central Opera House in Beijing when he was only 17 years old. In 1981 Yi-Wen won first prize at the First China Youth Violin Competition and was then accepted to study music at the Central Conservatory in Beijing. In 1985 he left China for the United States to study at the St. Louis Conservatory. He also spent summers in Dallas taking master classes with Pinchas Zuckerman. In 1990 he went to Rutgers to work with Arnold Steinhardt of the Guarneri Quartet . Yi-Wen became the second violinist for the Shanghai Quartet in 1994 when past violist Zheng Wang left the ensemble and current violist Honggang Li switched from second violin to viola "Music Reviews; Shanghai Quartet Blends Old, New for Unified Sound." Los Angeles Times 21 Nov. 1996: 10. ProQuest. Web. 4 Oct. 2009. . # Shanghai International Gymnastic Center, Shanghai, China (19 March 2011) # Beijing Exhibition Center, Beijing, China (26 March 2011). '''Rebecca MacKinnon''' is a former CNN journalist who headed the CNN bureaus in Beijing and later in Tokyo, before leaving television to become a blogger and co-founder of Global Voices Online. She is on the Board of Directors of the Global Network Initiative Wikipedia:Beijing Dmoz:Regional Asia China Beijing commons:北京

development developing

Strategic development Developing a university park is Zhuhai's strategy to strengthen its high-tech and IT industries. Compared with Beijing and Shanghai, Zhuhai and other cities in Guangdong province face a serious shortage of talent and professionals, making this goal difficult. The local government is taking major initiatives to set up a university park with an area of 20 km², the only one in the western Pearl River Delta. Early Republic

character writing

1988 pp 55–56 . The movable type invented by Bi Sheng was ultimately trumped by the use of woodblock printing due to the limitations of the enormous Chinese character writing system, yet movable type printing continued to be used and was improved in later periods. The Yuan Dynasty scholar-official Wang Zhen (Wang Zhen (official)) (fl. (floruit) 1290–1333) implemented a faster typesetting process, improved Bi's baked-clay movable type character set with a wooden one

short sharp

, Taipei, pp. 113-114 * *Beijing is in Northern China; Guangzhou is in Southern China. On August 3, Esen's army crushed a badly supplied Chinese army at Yanghe, just inside the Great Wall (Great Wall of China). The same day the Emperor appointed his half-brother Zhu Qiyu as regent. The next day he left Beijing for Juyong Pass (Juyongguan). The objective was a short, sharp march west


'''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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