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Peking (Bei-jing in Pin-yin romanization) is both a very old and a very new city —
old and rich in its cultural and artistic heritage but new and thriving since 1949 as
the capital of the People's Republic of China. Few cities in the world have ...
May Day rally in T'ien An Men Square, Peking. Der Stern— Black Star an
enrollment of more than 10,000 students, including some 300 foreign students
from 30 different countries. In 1953 the university moved from its old site at Sha-t'
an, in the ...
As the residence of the Imperial families through several dynastic periods, Peking
is well-known for its numerous parks and playgrounds; few cities in China have
as large a proportion of land within the city walls allocated for recreational uses.
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