capital of China, in the NE part: pop. 10,820,000: formerly Peking
See Beijing in American Heritage Dictionary 4
(bāˈjĭngˈ) also Pe·king(pēˈkĭngˈ, pāˈ-) Formerly (1928-1949) Pei·ping(pāˈpĭngˈ)
The capital of China, in the northeast part of the country. Founded c. 700 B.C., it served as Kublai Khan's capital (13th century) and the capital of China (1421-1911; 1949-). It is a major commercial and industrial center and the political, educational, and cultural center of the country. Population: 7,440,000.