Beijing Facts

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Formerly known in English as Peking, Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. It is one of the four municipalities under the jurisdiction of the central government in China.

Beijing is one of the six ancient cities in China. Beijing borders Hebei Province to its three sides – the north, west and south. To the southeast it borders Tianjin Municipality. Beijing is the second largest city in China just behind Shanghai.

General Information
Beijing Facts
Learn some basic knowledge about Beijing – its arts, culture, folklore, history, geography, tourism…
Useful Telephone Numbers Beijing
By Tour Beijijng
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Beijing is China’s second largest city, after Shanghai.
Beijing dialect
the dialect of Mandarin spoken in the urban area of Beijing by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Beijing’s History
Some half a million years ago, Peking man lived in Zhoukoudian, in the southwestern suburbs of Beijing.
Beijing’s population
Beijing is bulging as its population has exceeded 200 million.
Geography of Beijing
The geography of Beijing is characterized by flat land, except for hills that dominate in the north, northwest and west of Beijing. Beijing is a beautiful city in the northern part of China.
Beijing China Holidays
detailed information on Beijing China Holidays provided by a local tour operator.
Beijing Official Website International
eBeijing is the Official English website of Beijing.
Plugs and sockets in China
It is necessary to have some basic knowledge of the electricity in China, its plugs and socket system as well.
Directory listings for Volunteer and NGOs
Directory listings for Community Groups

Beijing Visa, Entry and Exit
Beijing Visa
Procedures of visa application for traveling to Beijing China, family reunion, business…
Chinese Visa and Visa Application
A Brief Introduction of Chinese Visa and the Procedure for Visa Application.
How to get a China Visa
discussions about the China visa. L ( Tourist ) Visa, F ( Business ) Visa, Extensions of L visa.
China Customs
Official site. Rules and regulations.

Beijing Map
Beijing Maps
A comprehensive collection of Beijing maps with travel information for exploring Beijing and the surrounding area.
Maps of Beijing
Maps of Beijing. Frommer’s Guidebook Maps.
Beijing Shopping Map
This map shows Beijing inner city shopping districts including major martkets and shopping streets.
Old Historic Map of Beijing
Map of Beijing
Map of Beijing and travel information about Beijing brought to you by Lonely Planet.
Beijing Road Map
Free high-quality maps and web atlas by johomaps.
Google Beijing Online Map
Google online Beijing Map.

Money China
Currency Converter
China money and Currency Converter. Check the latest RMB conversion rate online by Bank of China.
ATMs / Cash Machines
Beijing is a very ATM friendly city. There are many banks with many ATMs.
Industrial and Commmerce Bank of China
the ninth-largest bank in the world and largest in China.
How to recognise Chinese currency
It is advisable that you have some basic knowledge on how to recognize Chinese currency and identify fake money as well.
Banks and Money
By Tripadvisor
The Renminbi is the official currency of the People’s Republic of China.
China Money
Mainland China — For most destinations it’s usually a good idea to exchange at least some money before you leave home.

Beijing Weather & Time
Current Local Time in Beijing
All of China has one time zone.
Beijing Climate
Beijing climate information on travel in Beijing.
Weather info. in China
major cities, wind, temp.(high/low) in Fahrenheit.
Beijing weather
5-Day Forecast for Beijing.
Beijing, China 10 Day Weather
Beijing weather conditions and forecast.10-day forecast calendar and chart.
Current time in Beijing
Check current time in Beijing, China. Beijing clock on

Beijing Religion
Catholic Mass Times Beijing
Each catholic church has its own unique Mass Times.
Churches in Beijing
Get insider tips on Churches.
Beijing International Christian Fellowship
The Beijing International Christian Fellowship is a church of international Christians in Beijing, China.
Top 10 mosques in Beijing
The history of the mosques in Beijing dates back to the year 996 when two Arabic elders started the construction of Niu Jie Mosque ( Ox Street Mosque ), the first mosque in Beijing.
Niujie Mosque in Beijing
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Xishiku Cathedral
The Xishiku Cathedral commonly referred to as the Beitang ( the North Cathedral) is a historic Catholic church in Beijing.
East Church or St. Joseph’s Cathedral
Located east of central Wangfujing Street, the Catholic East Church, or Wangfujing Catholic Church, is one of the best-preserved religious sites in the heart of Beijing.
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing
by Also known as Nantang ( the South Cathedral) to the locals, is an historic Roman
Chabad Lubavitch of Beijing China / Jewish China
dedicated to serving all Jews with Ahavat Yisrael regardless of religious background or affiliation.
Kehillat Beijing – Jewish community of Beijing
Kehillat Beijing is entirely dependent on the contributions of our community.
Directory listings for Religious Organizations

Beijing Arts & Culture
China Art and Culture
official site of China Ministry of Culture.
Art Gallery Directory
Beijing Festivals & Events
The city has a rich and ancient culture and therefore is a home to number of festivals and events.
All about Peking Opera
Beijing Opera (or Peking Opera) has existed for over 200 years …
Laoshe Teahouse
in Chinese,a unique place in Beijing showing the entertainments of old Beijing people in old times.
Songzhuang Artist Village
In the east suburb of Beijing,there are about 500 artists lived in several villages around SongZhuang, forming the largest art community in the world, which is known as Artist Village.
Directory Listings for Cinemas
a list of cinemas in Beijing by
All theater listings
Directory Listings for Concert Halls
a list by
Beijing Arts & Culture
By Cityweekend
Beijing Top 10 cultural attractions 
by the

Beijing China Media
Easy FM ( FM91.5)
Easy FM is a radio station in Beijing, China on 91.5 FM It is a member of the China Radio International group of radio stations
Beijing China GlobalTimes
Beijing Newspaper for global news.
China CCTV
the largest TV Station in China based in Beijing
China Radio International
the largest China radio international based in Beijing.
Xinhua News Agency
the largest news agency in China based in Beijing.
Beijing Daily News
in Chinese, the largest Beijing news group.

Beijing Education & Training
Universities and Colleges in Beijing
a list of universities and colleges in Beijing
Study in China Gateway
Chiwest helps students apply to English and Chinese language university programs throughout China.
Beijing Foreign Studies University
one of the most reputable universities in China.
Peking University [China]
Tsinghua University
Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name “Tsinghua Xuetang”.
Beijing Film Academy
a famous film academy in China.
Central Conservatory of Music
The Conservatory offers courses to both Chinese nationals and foreign students, and caters for all levels from primary up to postgraduate programmes.
Institute of High Energy Physics, Academia Sinica
The Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) is the biggest and comprehensive fundamental research center in China.
University of Science and Technology of Beijing [China]
USTB is famous for its study of metallurgy and material science.
Beijing Institute of Technology
Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) was founded in 1940. BIT is a national key university, an open, international and research-oriented university of ..

Learn Chinese
Useful Chinese Phrases for Travellers
Learning Useful Chinese Phrases for Travellers
Your Online Chinese Tutoring service on PC and Mobile App.
By TutorMandarin
Learning Chinese online
by Tutorming – improve your ability to interact in Chinese.
Learn Chinese Characters
The Chinese Character, an Interpretable Chinese Culture.
Internship in Beijing
Gain professional experience, learn Chinese.
Learn Mandarin Chinese quickly and easily!
40 online lessons with audio, including reading, speaking, writing, modern vocabulary, grammar, calligraphy, examples and exercices. All texts and dialogs in mp3 format for download.

Jobs in Beijing
Looking a job in Beijing China? Professional jobs in China.
Working in Beijing China starts here!
Jobs in Beijing (All)
eChina Jobs
Jobs, careers, employment in Beijing City
By Linkenin
Expat Jobs Beijing

Beijing Business
Office Space in Beijing
Providing comprehensive listings of office space in Beijing as well as arranging viewings, negotiating the agreement and helping you to get the best deal.
Beijing Investment Promotion Bureau
official site.
beijing classifieds for jobs, apartments, personals …
Beijing Expat – Beijing apartments, expat relocation, Beijing ... is an online resource for Beijing expats on relocating and living in Beijing, with information on Beijing property and real estate listings, …
Time Out Beijing
Please check back soon for new events and features.
Beijing Business Directory
provided by a local travel agency.

Beijing Exhibitions and Trade Shows
Trade Shows in Beijing,Trade Fairs in Beijing
Find information on Beijing trade shows, trade fairs, trade exhibitions, trade expositions, business trade shows, business trade.
Beijing China Trade Shows and Events
Upcoming trade shows and events in Beijing China.
Trade Shows Worldwide – Beijing (China)
Beijing trade shows, fairs, exhibitions & conferences – List of Trade Shows in Beijing.
Beijing Events – City Weekend Guide
offered by city weekend guide.

Beijing Health & Families
Peking Union Medical Hospital
Founded by Rockefeller Foundation in 1921, the hospital, with its gathering of notable experienced physicians, medical professionals and scientific researchers of various specialties, has maintained its leading position as one of the top-ranked hospitals in China for over 80 years.
Bookstores in Beijing
a bookstore directory by
Top 10 Activities for Kids in Beijing
Beijing has plenty to offer your kids in the way of large open spaces within the monuments you’ll visit.
Beijing Kid Tour
provided by a local tour operator.
List of hospitals in Beijing
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
an official site in Chinese.
Directory listings for Education
Directory listings for Children
Beijing Family Tours
provided by a Beijing based travel agency.

Schools and Education
Beijing BISS International School
Located near An Zhen Qiao. Includes information on admissions, curriculum and facilities.
Beijing City International School
an independent co-educational day school offering an international curriculum for Nursery to Grade 12 students.
British School of Beijing
A British school, set in the exclusive embassy district of Beijing, offering the English National Curriculum to pupils aged 2 to 11.
Australian International School of Beijing (AISB)
AISB is the only Australian International school in China, which is located in Chaoyang District in Beijing.
Beijing World Youth Academy (WYA)
An international university preparatory school in Beijing, approved by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission to enroll local and overseas students aged 10 to 19.
Canadian International School of Beijing
CISB offers a world-class facility with an internationally recognized Canadian Education Curriculum.
Deutsche Botschaftsschule Peking
The German Embassy School offers lessons in German and uses a curriculum and text books from German.
Etonkids International Kindergarten
At Etonkids International Kindergarten your child experiences the joy of learning through ongoing intellectual discoveries in unique hands-on environments.
Harrow International School
We possess all the benefits of being a young school supported by the strength of tradition.
The International Montessori School of Beijing
MSB has been serving Beijing’s expatriate children and their families for nearly 19 years.
Western Academy of Beijing
WAB has a distinctive, creative “can do” approach in all that it does and a commitment to excellence.
Yew Chung International School
Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS-Beijing) has been in operation since the beginning of the 1995-96 academic year.

Government Agencies in Beijing
Beijing International
Beijing’s official website portal, provide foreigners with comprehensive information regarding work, study, investment, and government.
Beijing Investment Promotion Bureau
official site . Beijing Employee Service Center.
Beijing Customs
official site. News, rules and regulations.
FESCO ( Beijing Foreign Enterprise Service Group )
Beijing Foreign Enterprise Human Resources Service Co
Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau
Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, a component of Beijing government, is responsible for the public security in Beijing, bearing the following duties…

Beijing International Organizations
Benelux Chamber of Commerce in China
The Benelux Chamber of Commerce in China strengthens the business, government and community ties between the Benelux countries and China.
China Britain Business Council
the UK’s leading organisation helping British companies do business in China.
China-Italy Chamber of Commerce
a private, voluntary, not-for-profit organization registered in 1991 and composed of Italian juridical and physical persons.
European Union Chamber of Commerce
As the independent voice of European business in China, we seek greater market access and improved operating conditions for European companies.
German Industry and Commerce Beijing
German Commerce in Beijing.
Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China
enhance its members’ business interests in China and that can not easily be undertaken by the members themselves.
Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce
SwissCham Beijing is the Beijing Regional Organization or branch of SwissCham China.
Directroy listings for Cultural and National Groups
Canada China Business Council
18-2, CITIC Bldg 19, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Changyao District. Tel: 85261820

Beijing Foreign Embassies
Beijing Foreign Embassies
Information provided by Beijing travel agency on the Embassies of foreign countries.
Foreign Embassies in Beijing
provided by
Foreign Embassies in China
a complete list offered by
Foreign Embassy in China, Foreign Embassy in Beijing,USA Embassy
U. S. Embassy Beijing Office
Official site
Australian Embassy Beijing Website
official site.
Directory listings for Embassies

Beijing Law Offices, Law and Regulations
Beijing Lawyer Law Firm
Find a Lawyer/ Law Firm/ Advocate/ Attorney/ Solicitor in Beijing.
a top-3 China law firm with more than 210 lawyers located in 8 cities China-wide.
International Lawyers and Law Firms in Beijing
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Beijing Publications
Beijing Review
in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and of course, Chinese – a political weekly, founded in 1958 at the suggestion of the late Premier Zhou Enlai.
That’s Beijing
part of an English-language publication, ‘that’s magazines’, with featured stories, entertainment and classifieds included jobs, real estates, sales and services, all related to living in Beijing.
City Weekend Beijing
offered by city weekend guide.
a place where expats living in Beijing can look to for up-to-date information on all things family-related.
China Pictorial
A large-format monthly magazine dedicated to faithfully and vividly portraying the true face of China.

Classifieds in Beijing
craigslist: beijing classifieds
craigslist provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events.
the Beijinger Beijing classifieds,
Beijing’s premier English language site for free classifieds , event and directory listings and the latest news.
beijing classifieds for expats and internationals
beijing classifieds: apartments, jobs, personals, buy & sell classifieds. for expats and internationals living in beijing.