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also Peking

a city in and the capital of the People's Republic of China, in the NE part, in central Hebei province. 7,000,000.
Formerly (1928–49), Peiping.
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Noun1.Peiping - capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern ChinaPeiping - capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Forbidden City - a walled section of Beijing that encloses the palace that was formerly the residence of the emperor of China
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City after city fell to the invaders: Peiping and Tientsin in July, and Nanking in December, forcing Chiang Kai-shek to move the Nationalist government to Hankow.
(53) "All the people in my village, like myself and the cadres, were informed about the bombings of North Vietnam by GVN and American planes", reported a man from Thanh Phu, Cai Lay district; "we listened to details of these bombings broadcasted by Hanoi and Peiping".
Angstadt, China Horse Marine, and the American Legation in Peiping, China from 1934 to 1937.
The President approved this double-edged escalation even though he intended to visit the Soviet Union, North Vietnam's principal supplier, later in May for a major conference, assuming correctly that General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev would not cancel the meeting at a time immediately following Nixon's visit to Peiping, when the United States and China were drawing closer.
In another incident in August 1945, Hamada's OSS team participated in Operation MAGPIE to rescue four survivors of the Doolittle Raiders and 600 other prisoners from a Japanese prison camp in Peiping (currently Beijing).
Shen Peiping, former vice governor of southwestern Yunnan province, and Guo Youming, former vice governor of central Hubei province, are both facing charges of taking bribes and abusing their positions, the prosecutor said.
(30) Para este incidente de Tainan y la actuacion del consul Gibson, vease: [TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII] (Informes Completos de la Administracion de Asuntos de Barbaros), Periodo Tongzhi (Foto-litografiado del Museo de Palacio, Peiping, 1930) vols.: 62-63.
Accuses Peiping of Torture Threats to Extort Money from Chinese Abroad," July 8, 1951.
Second, this quote from a letter written by Wang Gong Da, director of the Peiping News, to the foreign affairs secretary: "Don't make a diplomatic blunder; these islands are not part of Xisha.
Pannikar, that "bombings by US planes, active support being given by the United States to [Chiang Kai-shek], and [the US attitude] on UN membership had convinced Peiping that [a] US attack on China is imminent and the Chinese must act accordingly." (32) In his recollection of the lead up to the Korean War, PLA general Hong Xuezhi argued that China feared US intentions despite its assurances because "in late August, the American air force ...