Beijing

Beijing

Book - 2007
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Each title in this series offers an overview of a "global city's" history and explains why its location is significant while addressing its contemporary problems and its economy, tourism, wildlife, transportation, and management.

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Beijing is the capital of China, the most populous country in the world-and a nation in flux. After half a century of strict communist rule, China relaxed its economic controls in the mid-1990s to allow growth. However, economic development has had mixed results for Beijing. An important religious and cultural center for at least 2,000 years, the city possesses irreplaceable treasures that are now under threat as developers change the face of the city. An enormous population that previously moved around on nonpolluting bicycles can now afford cars, which has terrible consequences for air pollution and congestion. And with no free elections, residents of Beijing have little say in how their city is run. Beijing, an information-packed new title from the resourceful Global Cities series, is an ideal introduction to this rapidly changing city.

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Provides an overview of Beijing, China's capital city and an important religious and cultural center, and discusses its history, population, economy, industry, and culture.

Publisher: New York : Chelsea House Publishers, 2007
ISBN: 9780791088487 (alk. paper)
0791088480 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: J951.156 PEL
Characteristics: 61 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Cooper, Adrian

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