There were over 4 million people in the Beijing in 2006. Among them, 2.3 million held college degrees or above and 1.72 million held professional titles. By the end of 2006, there were 7,500 research institutes in Beijing, employing over 450,000 scientific and technical personnel. Beijing spent 37.95 billion RMB on R&D (research and development) in 2006 and the number of patent applications totaled 22,572, among which 10,100 were granted. Th...

Beijing is a gourmand's delight since just about every style of Chinese cooking is represented by the capital's restaurants: adventurous diners can tour the country without ever leaving the city!  More than this, Beijing also boasts its own cuisine, which combines features of Liaoning cuisine with all the cosmopolitan influences befitting Beijing's status as a mega-city. This inclues the famous ''Imperial Cuisine,'' which could not be sample...

As the cultural center of China, Beijing does not lack entertainment: From clubs to traditional opera performances, Beijing has it all. Beijing is a great place to see traditional opera, Chinese acrobatics, and folk arts such as crosstalk and storytelling. These traditional performances can be experienced at many of the theaters and teahouses such as Lao She Teahouse, Beijing Concert Hall, Concert hall of the Conservatory of Music, Beijing Tian...

Beijing's History   How did Beijing come into being? According to the historical records and the research by historians and geologiests, the area around Beijing was a gulf two or three million years ago. Gerographical distribution of Beijing is like this: Beijing was called "Beijing Gulf" . Some half a million years ago, Peking man lived in Zhoukoudian, in the southwestern suburbs of Beijing. The climate of that time was warme...

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