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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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On January 31, 1949, PLA forces triumphantly celebrated the Kuomintang surrender of Peiping (now Beijing) with their clenched fists raised in the air saluting Mao.
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.
Around the world, celebrants gathered at the League of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland; the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France; the London School of Hygiene in London, England; the Peiping Union Medical College in Beijing, China; the Kitasato Institute in Tokyo, Japan; the Robert Koch Prussian Institute in Berlin, Germany; and medical society meetings in Leipzig, Copenhagen, and Dublin.
The US which was aware of the Sino- Soviet split, was worried that an open commitment to India "might force Moscow to support Peiping.
On Two Tibetan Pictures Representing Some of the Spiritual Ancestors of the Dalai-Lama and of the Panchen Lama," Bulletin of the National Library of Peiping (BNLP) 6 (1932) 150-127, with two plates.
Beijing in China was named Peiping or Peking until 1949.