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Beijing - pollution 8 times the acceptable level

Beijing's air pollution is eight times the EPA's limit. It is worst in February and relatively best in May1)

Beijing means The North Capital

The name Beijing first appeared in 1403 during the Ming Dynasty, and it means The North Capital. It consists of two Chinese signs: Bei 北 (north), and Jing 京 (capital). 2)

Beijing changed its name 15 times

Before being called The North Capital, Beijing changed its name 15 times! It was called Jicheng (which means the City of Ji), Dadu (which means Great Capital), and Beiping, which means Central Peace. 3)

One of the oldest inhabited areas

Beijing is also one of the oldest inhabited areas in the world. Fossils indicate that Peking Man (Homo erectus) lived there from 770,000 to 230,000 years ago. 4)

Capital of six major Chinese governments

The city is the capital of six major Chinese governments. China has been ruled from Beijing for over 700 years, which is why there are so many historical sites to visit. 5)

Beijing International Airport

Beijing International Airport has been the second busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic since 2010, and the city's subway network has been the busiest since 2016. 6)

beijing.txt · Last modified: 2021/06/16 03:05 by aga