from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See Beijing.
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- proper n. Alternate name for Beijing. (Sometimes historical)
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- n. capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city
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With or without cross-examination, I did not get from any of these people, Chinese or foreign, any suggestion, or even a hint, that the present regime in Peking is temporary, or that it lacks popular support.
The most delightful, and by far the most interesting, expedition that lures the traveller for a couple of days from the gaiety of life in Peking, is that which leads him out to the Ming tombs and a little farther on to meditate upon change and decay from the summit of the Great Wall.
After collapsing on the set of 1963′s 55 Days in Peking, he went more than a decade without a directing credit, eventually settling down to a teaching position at BinghamptonUniversity.
I ate my first Peking duck in Beijing, China which was formerly called Peking in the early 1960s, at a specialty duck restaurant there.
The missionary community pressured Wilson to recognize the new government, and after Mott arrived in Peking in February 1913, he cabled Wilson a seven-point brief urging the new administration to recognize the Chinese republic as quickly as possible.
CNN is absorbed in Peking's version of the Disneyland Light Parade, as is Headline News and MSNBC.
Headline News, CNN, and Faux News are absorbed with the death of some poor unfortunate in Peking who seems to have been murdered by a local looney.
My unfortunate experiences in Peking notwithstanding, I have to admit that the Olympics were great fun.
In 1852, a beautiful seventeen-year-old girl from an important but impoverished family of the Yehonala clan arrived in Peking as a minor concubine to the young Emperor, Hsien Feng.
I have eaten Peking Duck in Peking, and peddlers have tried to sell me Mao's Little Red Book in Tiananmen Square.