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BEIJING HISTORY - HISTORY OF BEIJING CHINA

Beijing HistoryBeijing History – 3000 BC is the first signs of life in Beijing the capital of China, which is now one of the biggest countries in the world. It has an area of about 9.6 million square kilometres, which comprises about 6.5 per cent of the world total land area. The Chinese population of more than one billion persons accounts for 23 per cent of the entire world's population. China is the world's oldest continuous civilization.

In the 12th century the city was rebuilt for the Jin (Chin) Dynasty. Following in the 13th century the Yuan dynasty was established and Beijing, Khanbalik, was the center of all of China. During World War II from 1937 – 1945 the Japanese occupied the city, but after the Communist revolution of 1949, Beijing was designated the capital of the People's Republic of China.

On the west coast of the Pacific Ocean, China is situated in the eastern part of Asia. After Canada and Russia it is the third largest country in the world and twelve countries share its borders. It has shown great economic growth since the late 1970’s. It continues to prosper and is said that it will be the second largest economy in the year 2030, climbing from its current position of sixth largest.

Being awarded the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, in 2001 by the International Olympic Committee was a huge accomplishment for the city of Beijing. Now The World Travel Organization predicts that by the year 2020, China will become the number one travel destination in the world. Being that Beijing is its capital more people will see this city than any other in the year 2020. Perhaps it will be because once you are there and appreciate the people and culture you wish to go back over and over again to see, to taste, to hear and to feel its culture.