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A city of north-central China south-southwest of Beijing on the Yellow River. It was an important dynastic capital.


(Placename) a city in E China, in N Henan on the Yellow River: one of the oldest cities in China and its capital (as Pien-liang) from 907 to 1126. Pop: 810 000 (2005 est)



a city in NE Henan province, in E China: a former provincial capital. 507,763.
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Genu Bian also said that she always looks up information online about the Egyptian civilisation and is continuously looking closely at the local developments in the country.
Du 16 avril au 28 mai, le centre OBORO, un des lieux satellites de la BIAN, proposait un solo de l'artiste Pavitra Wickramasinghe intitule Au-dela de la terre.
In March 939 the Tang ruler took the given name Bian and henceforth was known as Li Bian.
As an independent not-for-profit organisation, BIAN has pinpointed a total of 280 unique Business Capabilities (called Service Domains) to date.
Main, snow clearing equipment at Heathrow Airport; below, Bidean nam Bian in the Scottish Highlands, scene of the avalanche that took four climbers' lives on Saturday
He said: "The party of six, three men and three women, had been climbing on Bidean Nam Bian.
Bidean nam Bian is the highest mountain in the old county of Argyll.
We write our wishes outside the lantern, light it, and let it fly," Bian, a marketing executive, told Gulf News.
IBM has joined the independent BIAN board, which seeks to establish a service-oriented architecture standard for the banking industry that can help cut IT costs.
BEIJING, December 08, 2011 (Frontier Star): Bian Zhenhu, President, China Chamber of Commerce of Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal by-products called on Ambassador Masood Khan here on Wednesday.
Bian Fu is irresistible, with her beautiful face, slim waist and pouting lips.
We had performed observational studies of XCP which had shown the paste decreased the frequency of COPD exacerbations, but this study is the first randomized controlled trial showing the effectiveness and safety of XCP in the prevention of COPD exacerbation," said study author Yongjun Bian, clinical researcher in the respiratory department of Gunag'anmen Hospital in Beijing.