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A city of north-central China south-southwest of Beijing on the Yellow River. It was an important dynastic capital.
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(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)
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a city in NE Henan province, in E China: a former provincial capital. 507,763.
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Cereno said Bian was given a PHP1.5 million loan by the group of Xu, which he used to play and lost in baccarat at Midas Hotel in Pasay City.
Cereno said that on August 1, alias Ah Hua instructed two of his men guarding Bian to transfer the victim to a safehouse in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
From the summit, a storm-swept ridge leads down to a high col and then a narrow arete with big drops on each side leads up on to the top of Bidean nam Bian, the highest of the Glen Coe range.
The appointments come as BIAN looks to boost the development and adoption of service-oriented innovation in retail banking.
On this occasion, the President of the Republic decorated Chinese ambassador in Tunis Bian Yanhua with the insignia of the Grand Officer of the Order of the Republic in recognition for her efforts to strengthen the ties friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
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.
The study, led by Lin Bian, a doctoral student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Andrei Cimpian, professor of psychology at New York University, demonstrates how early gender stereotypes take hold and points to the potential of their lifelong impact.
Le Salon international du livre d'Alger (Sila) est une occasion pour Slim, caricaturiste et bedeiste, de relancer ses œuvres et de s'adonner a une seance de vente-dedicace de son recueil de 50 planches regroupees sous le titre [beaucoup moins que] Tout Va Bian [beaucoup plus grand que] qui, faut-il le rappeler, est paru sur le quotidien Le Soir d'Algerie durant une annee et demie.
This genealogy undoubtedly was a fabrication to enhance the claims of Li Bian (936-943), the founding ruler, to the Tang heritage.