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Beijing: Municipality in People's Republic of China
Beijing, formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's third most populous city proper, and most populous capital city. The city, located in northern China, is governed as a municipality under the direct administration of central government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast; together the three divisions form the Jingjinji metropolitan region and the national capital region of China.


China birth rates fall in several regions in 2018: China Daily

China's birth rate in several regions, including the capital Beijing, fell again in 2018, the official China Daily said on Friday, despite government efforts to encourage couples to have more children.
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China regions see birthrates decline in 2018: China Daily

Several Chinese regions, including the capital Beijing, saw birthrates decline again in 2018, the official China Daily reported, after a 2016 move to relax family planning controls failed to encourage..
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Videos for Beijing

China chemical blast kills 47, injures 640: media [Video]China chemical blast kills 47, injures 640: media

An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China's Jiangsu province has killed 44 people and injured more than 600, state media say. Ryan Brooks reports.

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U.S. whiskey exports dry up as tariffs bite [Video]U.S. whiskey exports dry up as tariffs bite

American whiskey exports slumped in the second half of 2018, taking a blow from higher duties by the country’s trading partners following President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum..

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Tencent profit tumbles after Chinese gaming review [Video]Tencent profit tumbles after Chinese gaming review

Tencent profits have taken a tumble after Chinese regulators conducted a review of the lucrative online gaming sector. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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No Fed boost for European stocks as banks fall [Video]No Fed boost for European stocks as banks fall

Shares in Asia rose on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve abandoned forecasts for any rate hikes this year, but European stock markets fail to get a lift as the banking sector weighs up the..

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Tariffs On Chinese Goods Could Last [Video]Tariffs On Chinese Goods Could Last

On Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump warned that the United States may leave tariffs on Chinese goods for a “substantial period” to ensure that Beijing complies with any trade agreement...

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Tech stocks lift Wall Street [Video]Tech stocks lift Wall Street

U.S. stocks rose on Friday, led by technology companies as a report on progress in U.S.-China trade talks lifted sentiment. Fred Katayama reports.

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Huawei, U.S. Charges, And A New York Courtroom [Video]Huawei, U.S. Charges, And A New York Courtroom

According to Reuters, China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on Thursday pleaded not guilty to a 13-count indictment filed in a New York federal court against the company, as tensions have ratcheted up..

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Trump says he's 'in no rush' to reach a trade deal with China [Video]Trump says he's 'in no rush' to reach a trade deal with China

U.S. President Donald Trump says he's in no rush to complete a trade pact with China and insists that any deal include protection for intellectual property, a major sticking point between the two sides..

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China using China using "pay-day loan diplomacy" in the Pacific: U.S. diplomat

China's is using "pay-day loan diplomacy" to exert influence in the Pacific, the new U.S. ambassador to Australia Arthur Culvahouse said to reporters in Canberra, Australia. Rough cut (no reporter..

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US Navy Says It's Under US Navy Says It's Under "Cyber Siege" By Chinese Hackers

According to Business Insider, an internal US Navy review concluded that the service and some of its industry partners are "under cyber siege" from Chinese hackers who are helping to build Beijing's..

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92-year-old Olympics superfan gears up for Tokyo 2020 [Video]92-year-old Olympics superfan gears up for Tokyo 2020

500 days before the start of the Olympic Games in Japan, 92-year-old superfan Naotoshi Yamada looks to complete his Olympic circle in 2020. He first experienced the Summer Games when Tokyo last hosted..

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China Suggests Way to Compromise with US to Reach Trade Deal [Video]China Suggests Way to Compromise with US to Reach Trade Deal

A top Chinese trade official suggested both sides be given the right to take trade enforcement actions against the other.

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China's Communist Party doubles down on demand for 'loyalty' [Video]China's Communist Party doubles down on demand for 'loyalty'

Beijing is ramping up calls for political loyalty as an economic slowdown stirs unease within the ruling Communist Party. Officials at the annual session of parliament have responded, falling over..

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Five years on, MH370 families band together as mystery remains unsolved [Video]Five years on, MH370 families band together as mystery remains unsolved

Five years ago, their loved ones boarded a plane and never came home. The mystery surrounding the disappearance of MH370 remains unsolved. On the anniversary of its disappearance, Reuters asks if..

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Top Chinese diplomat says supports Huawei's bid for legal redress [Video]Top Chinese diplomat says supports Huawei's bid for legal redress

On the sidelines of China's annual meeting of parliament, the country's top diplomat addressed Huawei Technologies lawsuit against the United States. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

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Newsy Special Report: 'China's World' [Video]Newsy Special Report: 'China's World'

As China's National People's Congress convenes, Newsy's hourlong special looks at how the nation is reshaping the global world order.

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Huawei launches lawsuit against the U.S. [Video]Huawei launches lawsuit against the U.S.

Chinese telecoms tech maker Huawei sues the U.S. government saying a law that limits its U.S. business is unconstitutional. It's the company's latest shot back at a U.S. campaign to close it out of..

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Trump Says China Trade Talks Going Well, Predicts 'Good Deal' Or No Deal [Video]Trump Says China Trade Talks Going Well, Predicts 'Good Deal' Or No Deal

According to Reuters, U.S. President Donald Trump said that trade talks with China were moving along well and predicted either a “good deal” or no deal between the world’s two largest economies...

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U.S. Farmers Say They Need A Trade Deal With China Now [Video]U.S. Farmers Say They Need A Trade Deal With China Now

There is mounting urgency across U.S. farm country for the Trump administration to clinch a deal with Beijing ASAP. One farmer told Reuters, “We need some stability, we need some action and we need..

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China raises defense spending as military builds up [Video]China raises defense spending as military builds up

China's 2019 defence spending will rise 7.5 percent from 2018, according to a budget report issued at the opening of the country's annual meeting of parliament this week, a slower rate than last year..

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Exclusive: U.S. threatens to derail meeting of Latam lender if China bars Venezuela

The United States on Thursday threatened to pull out of the annual meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank in China next week if Beijing refuses to allow a representative of Venezuelan..
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China urges U.S. to block Taiwan leader's Hawaii stopover

China urged the United States on Thursday not to allow Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to stop over in Hawaii next week when she makes a tour of the island's diplomatic allies in the Pacific, adding..
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Philippines' Duterte says close ties with China will remain despite ICC complaint

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte said Manila's relations with Beijing will not be jeopardised despite two former officials filing a complaint with the International Criminal Court over China's..
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EU leaders to discuss stronger shield against Chinese influence

The European Union will weigh a more defensive strategy on China on Thursday, signaling a possible end to the unfettered access Chinese business has enjoyed in Europe but which Beijing has failed to..
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India signals boycott of China's Belt and Road Forum for second time, reiterates that project threatens its sovereignty

India boycotted the first Belt and Road Forum (BRF) in 2017 after protesting to Beijing over the controversial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which is being laid through the Pakistan-occupied..
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Exclusive: China to invite European diplomats to Xinjiang in new diplomatic push

China will invite Beijing-based European diplomats to visit its far western region of Xinjiang, the foreign ministry told Reuters, furthering its outreach to fend off criticism about a..
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China rejects Dalai Lama's claim that his successor can be from India, says next Tibetan leader must be approved by Beijing

China Tuesday rejected the Dalai Lama's assertions that his successor could be from India and a nominee by Beijing would not be respected, saying the next spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism has to be..
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Dalai Lama says Tibetans will themselves choose next leader after his death, will reject any individual imposed by China

Pondering what might happen after his death, the Dalai Lama anticipated some attempt by Beijing to foist a successor on Tibetan Buddhists
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Delhi-Islamabad tensions, CPEC to be priorities as China, Pakistan foreign ministers begin strategic dialogue at Beijing today

China on Monday said that it would like to see the easing of tensions between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack and the issue would figure in the first strategic dialogue between..
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Amid criticism over detention of Uyghur Muslims, China says around 13,000 'terrorists' have been arrested in Xinjiang

China said on Monday it had arrested about 13,000 'terrorists' in a massive crackdown against militants in the volatile Uyghur Muslim-majority Xinjiang region since 2014, denying criticism that Beijing..
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China says played 'constructive role' in reducing Pakistan, India tension

BEIJING (Reuters) - China played a "constructive role" in reducing tension between Pakistan and India, the foreign ministry said, after the nuclear-armed rivals almost came to blows last..
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China's Xi urges teachers of political courses to tackle 'false ideas'

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese educators must respond to "false ideas and thoughts" when teaching political and ideological classes, President Xi Jinping said, in a sensitive year that marks the..
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India to post customs intelligence officers in China to check financial frauds

India has decided to post Customs intelligence officers in China in its effort to check black money, trade-based money laundering and other financial frauds, officials said Sunday.​ Two posts of the..
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US-China engage in ugly spat at UNSC: Washington alleges graft in Belt & Road initiative; Beijing hits back saying you're prejudiced

The US-China spat soured negotiations on a resolution on Afghanistan, forcing the council to adopt a temporary rollover of the UN mission there for six months instead of a year.
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China says willing to hold more talks with India on blacklisting Kashmir attacker

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday it was willing to have more discussions with all parties concerned including India on blacklisting the head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed..
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Chinese delegation to visit Argentina to discuss stalled nuclear deal - government source

By Cassandra Garrison BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A delegation from China will visit Argentina this month to discuss the construction of a nuclear power plant, signalling potential progress in a deal that..
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Factbox: Draft Italy Belt and Road MOU has broad outlines, few specifics

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is due to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week endorsing Beijing's ambitious "Belt and Road" investment program.
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After China’s Masood Azhar block, UNSC vote under consideration

US diplomats are of the view that Washington may be forced to pursue other actions at the UNSC if Beijing continued with this policy.
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Activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan feel heat as China fears 'separatist' collusion

As Beijing grows wary of pro-independence groups seeking to forge closer ties in Hong Kong and Taiwan, activists say they are coming under increased surveillance and harassment from pro-China media..
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China draws ire of other UNSC members for saving Jaish chief Masood Azhar

US indicated that members of the UN Security Council may need to consider “other actions” if Beijing continued to prevent the sanctions committee from designating Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed..
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Indian groups urge boycott of Chinese goods over stance on Pakistani militant

An influential Hindu nationalist group and an Indian traders body called on Thursday for a boycott of Chinese goods, to slap Beijing for blocking a move to put a Pakistani militant leader on a U.N...
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China defends blocking Masood Azhar terror listing at UNSC, says it will help concerned parties develop 'lasting solution'

Asked why China once again resorted to block India's bid against Masood Azhar, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a media briefing that Beijing's decision is in line with the rules of the..
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Mike Pompeo says China in 'league of its own' on human rights violations, its crackdown on Muslims at 'record level'

China is in a "league of its own" when it comes to human rights violations, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said on Wednesday, while criticising Beijing for human rights violations and..
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