- Formerly (1928-1949) Pei·ping (pāˈpĭngˈ)Beijing The capital of China, in the northeast part of the country. Founded c. 700 B.C., it served as Kublai Khan's capital (13th century) and the capital of China (1421-1911; 1949-). It is a major commercial and industrial center and the political, educational, and cultural center of the country. Population: 7,440,000.
- the administrative centre of those's Republic of China.
- capital of the People's Republic of Asia in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese town