Beijing in China
Beijing is one of the largest cities in China, and as it is an independent municipality, it can also be considered to be a province. China’s Beijing is a vital center for education, international trade and economic power within China, covering an area of over 16 thousand square kilometers and having an estimated population of 14 million residents. Throughout history the city of Beijing has been significant to cultural and political issues, and has carried the weight of power, wealth and importance for centuries.
The fact that Beijing is in constant competition with the two other large cities in China, namely Shanghai and Chongqing, has kept the city determined to develop and maintain its reputation as a city with great economical strength and innovative business opportunities to attract investors. Its comprehensive transport network and average GDP total of approximately 84 billion U.S. dollars, that increases every year, has made this successful city the perfect host for the 2008 Summer Olympics and breeding ground for entrepreneurs and new industries. With the real estate market and the manufacturing of automobiles seeing a definite and remarkable economic growth, other sectors such as IT, engineering, pharmaceuticals, electronics and computer related industries have flourished in the Beijing CBD and Beijing Financial Street. In the agricultural sector, Beijing produces vegetables, maize and wheat. With the increase in factories and development of the city, pollution and poor water quality has plagued the city, leaving environmentally friendly business opportunities open, as the city desperately tries to rid itself from air pollution. As a business destination, Beijing offers investors a wide range of products and industries to explore, and as a tourist destination, there are more attractions here then there is time to name them all.
Some of the attractions in the city range from natural, historical, architectural and modern, and include sites such as the Central Radio and TV Tower, HuTong, The Forbidden City, Imperial Gardens, the Ming Tombs, Great Wall of China, The Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, Wanshou Temple, Miyun Reservoir, Shihuadong Cave, National Museum of China, Beijing Art Museum, the Chinese Military Museum and the Capital Museum, to name a few. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a bit of shopping at one of the city’s bustling shopping centers and taste some of the best Chinese cuisine. For the not so adventurous, western foods are also available. At night, the city comes alive with vibrant clubs, busy pubs and concerts. There are ballroom dancing events, martial arts exhibitions and spectacular performances at the Beijing Opera House.
Bejing is a diverse city that combines the traditional, modern, historic culture and growing development, into a city that is overflowing with interesting attractions, fascinating sites, gripping entertainment and serving as a leading business destination. It knows how to charm and win the hearts of visitors with breathtaking photographic opportunities and innovative technology.