Origin of BeijingChin, northern capital (as contrasted with Nanjing)
Usage Note: Although some people pronounce the capital of China as (bā′zhĭng′), with a (zh) sound in place of the (j) sound, the pronunciation with the (j) sound is a much better approximation of the Chinese pronunciation. In fact, most people who speak Chinese would consider the (zh) pronunciation to be incorrect.
- The capital of the People's Republic of China.
From Mandarin 北京 (Běijīng), composed of 北 (běi) ("northern") and 京 (jīng) ("capital").
- Standard 28 day tours include visits to Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Shigatse, Lhatse, Saga, Paryang, Manasarovar Lake, Tarchen, Mt. Kailash, Tarchen, Tsada, Seng Ge Tsangpo, Gertse, Tsochen, Lhatse, Shigatse, Lhasa, and Shanghai.
- A unique component of Thunderbird's curriculum is that 25 percent of its program consists of on-site business environment seminars at locations all over the world, including Geneva, Beijing, and Santiago.
- The bitter rivals now find themselves at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, competing against one another in a series of Olympic events, including swimming, hurdles, and more.
- Beijing is located in Northern China, where it is difficult to grow rice, so most menus will feature wheat flour breads or flat breads instead of rice as the traditional starch.
- Beijing - Beijing (or Peking) is where the Imperial Cuisine of China originated, and the city is most famous today for Beijing (Peking) Duck.