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Clip #: TFA-54D
Library: TFA Network
Filmmaker: James A. Fitzpatrick
Region: South Asia
Peiping, Beijing, Peking China, pan central train station, tram, streetcar, pedestrians, crowded streets, ricksaws, beggars, poor, homeless, child, street sprinklers, Forbidden City, gates,temples,
Temple of Heaven, shrine, old priest, Altar of Heaven, street barber,
traditional haircut, Summer Palace, Winter Palace, railway, women walking with bound feet, mules with packs, Great Wall of China,
Beijing (also formerly known in English as Peking is a metropolis in northern China and the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is one of the four municipalities of the PRC, which are equivalent to provinces in China's administrative structure. Beijing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. The municipality of Beijing borders Hebei Province to the north, west, south, and for a small section in the east, and Tianjin Municipality to the southeast.
Beijing is China's second largest city, after Shanghai. It is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and motorways passing through the city. It is also the focal point of many international flights to China. Beijing is recognised as the political, educational, and cultural center of the People's Republic of China, while Shanghai and Hong Kong predominate in economic fields.