Mar 22, 2013 04:51 EDT
Japan logged a huge surge in air purifier sales last month, as Tokyo warned that smog was blowing into its territory from China, which is grappling with an air pollution crisis.
Mar 22, 2013 03:48 EDT
Residents of China's "richest village" bid farewell on Friday to the man who made Huaxi a socialist paradise, with a 20-vehicle funeral procession transporting his coffin and a helicopter flying overhead.
Mar 22, 2013 02:13 EDT
Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's new leader Xi Jinping are to hold landmark talks Friday in the hope of further cementing the two countries' partnership with a range of strategic agreements.
Mar 22, 2013 02:06 EDT
US officials involved in enforcing international sanctions against North Korea expressed optimism on Friday that China was willing to cooperate to disrupt financing for Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes.
Mar 22, 2013 00:04 EDT
Japan will send Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso to China next month in what would be the first high-level meeting of the Asian powers' new governments amid diplomatic tensions, a report said on Friday.
Mar 21, 2013 23:38 EDT
Residents of China's "richest village" bid farewell on Friday to the man who made them wealthy by transforming the rural settlement of Huaxi into a socialist paradise.
Mar 21, 2013 22:49 EDT
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and China's new leader Xi Jinping are to hold landmark talks on Friday in the hope of further cementing the two countries' partnership with a range of economic and strategic agreements.
Mar 21, 2013 17:45 EDT
Brazil hopes to sign a bilateral accord with China to promote trade in their national currencies at next week's BRICS summit of the world's five emerging powers, Trade and Industry Minister Fernando Pimentel said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 14:31 EDT
Chinese Internet users have deluged the microblog of the Russian embassy in Beijing with thousands of abusive comments within days of its opening, just ahead of a visit to Moscow by China's new president Xi Jinping.
Mar 21, 2013 07:46 EDT
Japanese researchers said Thursday they have found a rich deposit of rare earths on the Pacific seabed, with reports suggesting it could be up to 30 times more concentrated than Chinese reserves.
Mar 21, 2013 03:38 EDT
While his sweat-drenched charges lock limbs in the open-air ring, kitted out in nothing more than a loin cloth, Raj Singh shudders as he contemplates how their Olympic dream could be shattered.
Mar 21, 2013 01:58 EDT
Chinese netizens praised the US Treasury chief for eating a cheap dumpling lunch after meeting new President Xi Jinping, comparing his modest bill to the lavish spending habits of domestic officials.
Mar 21, 2013 01:45 EDT
A high-powered Japanese business delegation headed to Beijing on Thursday, hoping to meet new political leaders and soothe ties ruffled by a territorial spat.
Mar 21, 2013 01:35 EDT
US and Japanese officers are discussing worst-case contingency plans for retaking disputed islands in the East China Sea if China moves to seize them, US officials said.
Mar 20, 2013 23:05 EDT
Manufacturing activity in China improved in March after expanding at its slowest pace in four months in February, HSBC said on Thursday, lifting hopes for a pick-up in the world's number two economy.
Mar 20, 2013 22:09 EDT
Japan logged another trade deficit in February, this time of $8.1 billion according to the latest figures, reversing a year-earlier surplus and underscoring the uncertain state of the world's third-largest economy.
Mar 20, 2013 16:56 EDT
US and Japanese officers are discussing worst-case contingency plans for retaking disputed islands in the East China Sea if China moves to seize them, US officials said Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2013 15:08 EDT
Sporting legend David Beckham raised the prospect of one last stop on his global football journey Wednesday, refusing to rule out playing in China after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain ends.
Mar 20, 2013 14:54 EDT
China expects progress towards creation of a development bank and a joint foreign reserves fund at the BRICS summit of five emerging powers in South Africa, President Xi Jinping said in remarks released here Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2013 12:50 EDT
The South Korean military raised its cyber attack warning level Wednesday after computer networks crashed at major TV broadcasters and banks, with initial suspicions focused on North Korea.
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|— Municipality —|
|Municipality of Beijing · 北京市|
|Temple of Heaven|
|Settled||c. 473 BC|
16 districts, 2 counties
289 towns and villages
|- CPC Ctte Secretary||Liu Qi|
|- Mayor||Guo Jinlong|
|Area (ranked 29th)|
|- Municipality||16,801.25 km2 (6,487 sq mi)|
|Elevation||43.5 m (143 ft)|
|- Density rank||(4th)|
|Major ethnic groups|
|Time zone||China Standard Time (UTC+8)|
|Postal code||100000 - 102629|
|- Total||US$151.12 billion (nominal)|
US$283.92 billion (PPP) (10th)
|- Per capita||US$9,082 (nominal)|
US$17,063 (PPP) (2nd)
|HDI (2006)||0.897 (2nd)|
|License plate prefixes||京A, C, E, F, H, J, K, L, M, N, P|
京G, Y (outside urban area)
京O (police and authorities)
京V (in red color) (military headquarters,
|City trees||Chinese arborvitae (Platycladus orientalis)|
|Pagoda tree (Sophora japonica)|
|City flowers||China rose (Rosa chinensis)|
|Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)|
||This article contains Chinese text. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Chinese characters.|