What is the capital of China? Which city is the political center of China? The answer is Beijing . Beijing, also called Peking, is the capital of China, the political center of China, the cultural center of China, as well as the key transportation hub of the world. Founded during 700 B.C., it served as Kublai Khan’s capital (13th century) and the capital of China (1421-1911; 1949-now).
Beijing is the political center of China where the Party’s Central Committee, the State Council, ministries and commissions under the government, and more than 140 foreign embassies are located. It is also an international exchange center.
Beijing City View
Beijing City View
Beijing is an economic center of China. The rapid development in many facets such as economy, finance, high-tech technology, science, etc. makes Beijing become a metropolis in China and a key destination in the world. Beijing is amongst the most developed cities in China with tertiary industry accounting for 73.2% of its GDP; it was the first post industrial city in mainland China. Finance is one of the most important industries of Beijing.
Badaling Great Wall in Beijing
Beijing is one of the top destinations of China. Beijing or Peking boasts many historical relics which can help people to know about the ancient China imperial system. The following five attractions are the must-see scenic spots in the Beijing tour
- Forbidden City – the largest and best-preserved ancient architectural complex in the world;
- Temple of Heaven – where Ming and Qing emperors performed solemn rituals for bountiful harvests;
- Summer Palace – the emperors’ magnificent garden retreat;
- Ming Tombs – the stately and majestic mausoleums of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors;
- The world-renowned and genuinely inspiring Badaling section of the Great Wall