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  Beijing Subway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Beijing Subway or Beijing Metro (Chinese: 北京地铁; Pinyin: běi jīng dì tiě) is a rapid transit system that serves the greater Beijing area and its various outlying suburbs.
The first stretch of the Beijing Subway, from Beijing Railway Station to Pingguoyuan (苹果园), was first operated on October 1, 1969.
Beijing projects expansion of its subway network from the current 110 km to around 200 - 300 km by 2008, and over 1,000 km by 2050.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beijing_Subway   (1408 words)

 MSN Encarta - Beijing
Beijing, also known as Peking, city and capital of China, encircled by Hebei Province, located in the northern part of the country, on the northern edge of the Huabei Pingyuan (North China Plain), approximately 110 km (70 mi) northwest of the Bo Hai gulf.
Beijing, the second largest city in China after Shanghai, is the cultural, political, and intellectual center of the country, as well as a major industrial and commercial metropolis.
The estimated population of Beijing municipality in 1988 was 9,879,700.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761559256/Beijing.html   (1352 words)

 UrbanRail.Net > Asia > China > BEIJING (Peking) Subway
There are ambitious plans to expand the subway network in the Chinese capital, which include both subways, light rail and suburban trains (see map).
Beijing (or Peking) is the capital of the People's Republic of China and the country's second largest city (after Shanghai) with more than 12 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area (16,800 sq km).
Beijing's Airport, for both international and domestic flights, lies 27 km north of the city centre.
www.urbanrail.net /as/beij/beijing.htm   (610 words)

 China - Subways   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
China's first subways opened to traffic in Beijing in 1970, and Tianjin in 1980, respectively, and subway systems were planned for construction in Harbin, Shanghai, and Guangzhou beginning in the 1980s.
To accommodate the increase in riders, Beijing planned to construct an extension of a seven-kilometer subway line under Chang'an Boulevard, from Fuxing Gate in the east to Jianguo Gate in the west.
The Shanghai subway was planned to have 14.4 kilometers of track in its first phase.
www.country-data.com /cgi-bin/query/r-2809.html   (207 words)

 New Zealand's source for World News on Stuff.co.nz: Sewage floods Beijing subway site as road collapses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
BEIJING: A section of highway running past Beijing's central business district caved in early yesterday, rupturing a sewage pipe and flooding a construction site for the subway the city is scrambling to build for the 2008 Olympics.
And it was too early to conclude that the cave-in was caused by the subway construction, which is under way all along Beijing's third ring road where the accident happened, the spokeswoman said.
Beijing is spending a staggering $US40 billion to prepare for the Olympics, much of it on big ticket transport items including a near doubling of the light rail and subway networks in the notoriously smoggy and traffic-snarled city.
www.stuff.co.nz /stuff/0,2106,3529177a12,00.html   (453 words)

 Beijing Junshi Bowuguan (The Military Museum)
The East-West Line of the Beijing Subway, which runs west 10 or 15 miles from downtown, and now, after recent expansion, east a few miles too, has a stop called Junshi Bowuguan (The Military Museum), on the west side.
Beijing Xizhan is a huge, splendid train station of absolutely the most modern design, and has no rival in the world, as far as I know anyway.
On the north side of Chang An Lu stands the Beijing Bowuguan itself, a large imposing building that could be a museum anywhere, set on a lawn of 10 or 20 acres.
www.useless-knowledge.com /1234/sept/article127.html   (756 words)

 Beijing Scene
He is recognized in Beijing because the same works that were catching the art world's attention in Venice were simultaneously being displayed on 300 lightboxes at different locations in Beijing's subway system, and on smaller posters inside the trains themselves.
The Beijing "exhibition" was not organized through an art gallery, but by the artist himself after extensive negotiations with the Beijing subway authorities.
Marching straight out of the art gallery into Beijing's subway system, Zhao and Mi have appealed to a broad range of people from old ladies to young hipsters with a mix of humor and concern for ordinary lives that is rarely given public expression in the PRC.
www.beijingscene.com /v06i002/feature/feature.html   (1683 words)

 The Beijing Page
Beijing's HuTong - A hutong is an ancient city alley or lane typical in Beijing.
Beijing Art Museum the collection amount to about 50,000 pieces which range from the Neolithic age to the Ming and Qing Dynasty, as well as the modern times.
Beijing Concord College of Sino-Canada - This is the first school in Beijing, China to allow Chinese students from Beijing and other provinces to enroll in the same education programs (High School and College level) together with foreign students.
www.beijingpage.com   (3778 words)

 Line 1 (Beijing Subway) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Line 1 of the Beijing subway runs from Pingguoyuan in the west through to Sihui East in the east.
It is the longest east-west subway line in Beijing.
The western part of Line 1 formed part of the first underground rail in Beijing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Line_1_(Beijing_Subway)   (269 words)

 U.S. Commercial Service China: 6.14.2005
Beijing’s southwestern Fangshan District will serve as the main assembly place for square activities of the third Beijing Olympic Cultural Festival between June 23 and July 16, BOCOG announced yesterday.
Beijing has been renovating the security and telecommunication systems in the subway networks since 2003, investing 4.3 billion yuan (518 million US dollars).
But Beijing organizers have insisted that Hong Kong is better equipped to host the event, and cited the risk of equine diseases and problems with quarantine regulations in Beijing.
www.buyusa.gov /china/en/hs050614.html   (4239 words)

 Beijing Intensive Chinese Language Program
Students live in a dormitory on the campus of the Beijing Institute of Education where they have the option to live with a Chinese roommate.
The Beijing Intensive Chinese Language Program is administered by Boston University and CET Academic Programs, an American organization that has been designing and administering academic programs in China since 1982.
The college is located in west central Beijing, near the zoo and within biking distance of the Forbidden City and walking distance of the subway.
www.bu.edu /abroad/programs/china/beijing_summer   (280 words)

Beijing Continental Grand Hotel, adjacent to the International Convention Center where the cryobiology conference was being held.
At one time Beijing was primarily a huge maze of these short, narrow alleyways that surrounded quadrangle family residences (where parents lived on one end, male children on the side and female children behind the back side of the courtyard).
Subway line 13 is actually above ground, so it gave me an opportunity to do some sightseeing at the north end of the city -- mostly the sights of huge apartment buildings, many under construction.
www.benbest.com /travel/China.html   (19372 words)

 Asian Film Foundation - Features
Spring Subway is awash with symbolism and metaphors, chiefly life's similarity to being on a train.
Ruggedly handsome Geng Le (In the Heat of the Sun, Beijing Rocks), and currently hot mainland pop-idol Xu Jinglei (Spicy Love Soup) both do the best work yet of their young careers playing a twenty-something couple lost in the doldrums of a seven-year-old marriage that seems to be coming apart for no particular reason.
Greater than the sum of its parts, Spring Subway whirls forward with a giddy rush of feeling - it's at the same time romantic and post-romantic, which should please both paying audiences and jaded critics - flaunting a new, state of the art flair for the global urban culture all its own.
www.asianfilm.org /modules.php?name=Encyclopedia&op=content&tid=53   (889 words)

 China,Beijing City Public Transport - Information Page and Menu
Beijing, the Capitol City is in fact a sprawling modern metropolis covering the huge area of 16.800 square kilometers.
In anticipation of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and under influence of growing private car-sales, traffic congestion and air-pollution rapid modernisations the City Public Transportation is going through rapid changes and upgrades.
Beijing Zhan is usually a busy place with many travellers, porters,taxi's,busses and vendors.
www.drben.net /ChinaReport/Beijing/Beijing-City_Public_Transportation_System/Transport-in-Beijing-Menu.html   (355 words)

 The Beijing subway
Beijing's subway serves this 10 million population capital (oops, my mistake - capitol) with three lines totaling 55.5 km.
According to Beijing Scene, "it is an open secret that there are subway lines under the city utilized only by the armed forces"
This 9 station, 18.5 km airport subway will sport 3.7 km of subway, with the remainder being elevated or on the surface.
www.subways.net /china/beijing.htm   (435 words)

 Day 04 The Great Wall and the Ming Tombs
The subway runs more than 25 miles, is the only subway system in China, and is expected to expand.
She told us that although she has a driver’s license, she does not own a car and is afraid to drive on the Beijing streets except very early in the morning or late at night (in other words, during dog-walking hours).
Beijing was once surrounded by city walls similar to Xi’an, but they were torn down to make room for the expressway, which follows their footprint.
www.jadedragon.com /archives/travel/china/day04.html   (1761 words)

 ESSP 2006 OSC - Travel Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Beijing Capital International Airport is located to the northeast of Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, and 26 km from Tiananmen Square, the center of Beijing city.
Beijing is served by a large number of airlines.
If you go to the central area of Beijing, the subway is a rapid and economical mode of transportation.
www.essp.org /essp/ESSP2006/TravelInfo_index.html   (606 words)

 MSN Encarta - Beijing
Processed foods, textiles, paints, paper, high-quality lubricants, and electronic products are now produced in Beijing.
Most of Beijing’s recent growth has been by immigration.
Because of their transient status and low income level, they are often blamed for rising crime and social unrest.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761559256   (1352 words)

 HBA Frequently Asked Questions Part 4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Beijing's reported average temperatures for the months of June, July and August are 76°F, 79°F, and 77°F respectively (24°C, 26°C, and 25°C respectively).
Your dorm and most other indoor places will be air-conditioned, but you should prepare for the hot weather by bringing the appropriate clothes.
Therefore, if you're bringing any electrical appliances with you to Beijing, like laptops, electrical razors, CD players or iPods, you should check that the adapter can be used for 220V (most laptop AC adapters can be used for either 110V or 220V, but you should check to make sure).
www.fas.harvard.edu /~clp/HBA/HBAFAQ4.html   (623 words)

 STUDY MANDARIN CHINESE IN CHINA THROUGH PRC STUDY--Getting Around   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
At the heart of Beijing is the Forbidden City, which lies literally in the city's core.
Beijing's subway is very clean, fast and quite comfortable.
There are two subway lines in Beijing, which cross each other at Fuxingmen or Jianguomen Terminals where passengers can transit from one line to the other without going out of the station or paying a transfer fee.
www.prcstudy.com /get_around.shtml   (1141 words)

 Beijing Scene
Even today, the subway is still an integral link in Beijing¹s anti-imperialist defense and evacuation plan, and it is an open secret that there are subway lines under the city utilized only by the armed forces.
During non-peak hours, riding the subway can actually be a pleasant experience, especially for those people doing it for non-transportation reasons: pickpockets, undercover cops and‹in the winter‹homeless tramps who can scratch together the ¥2 fare that allows passengers to stay in the subway system for an unlimited time, as long as they don¹t ever exit.
Although the subway is thought of as transport for the proletarian masses, the new suburban line extensions will encourage the bourgeoisie to commute by train too.
www.beijingscene.com /V05I017/ayi/ayi.htm   (1034 words)

 Lightwave - ECI to expand Beijing subway network for '08 Olympics
January 4, 2006 Petah Tikva, Israel -- Beijing Subway (Beijing, China), the state-owned subway system serving the greater Beijing area, has selected ECI Telecom to expand its internal communications network in anticipation of a surge in subway traffic during the 2008 Olympic Games.
"We are honored to play a part in the Olympics by providing Beijing Subway with expansion for their internal communications as they prepare for millions of spectators," concludes Aviel Tenenbaum, president of ECI Telecom's Asia Pacific regional business unit.
"Beijing Subway is paving the way for similar deployments in other cities, and ECI is proud to be selected by them to help provide security and safety."
lw.pennnet.com /Articles/Article_Display.cfm?Section=ONART&SubSection=Display&PUBLICATION_ID=13&ARTICLE_ID=244757&C=NNEWS   (389 words)

 Main Page - Beijing Wiki
Beijingology (formerly The Beijing Wiki) is a wiki for the city of Beijing, capital of the People's Republic of China.
The Residents Factor means that the wiki is written from the viewpoints of, and by, residents of Beijing, instead of relying on official documentation or a complete copy of a travel guide.
Writings and articles on Beijing should be from two points of views: a factual point of view and a neutral point of view.
beijing.wikia.com /wiki/Main_Page   (518 words)

 Getting Around Beijing, Beijing, Regent Tour China
Take great care while going through the zebra crossing at intersections of the roads, because some drivers in Beijing will only slow down or stop when there is absolutely no chance for him to go on, otherwise he will make the last second dash.
If your destination happens to be along the subway, the subway is definitely the best choice.
If you want to try to feel how people live in Beijing and fight the crowds everyday to work, try either one of the two.
www.regenttour.com /chinaplanner/pek/bj-logistics-around.htm   (244 words)

 New Wave In Chinese Cinema / Rare screenings of hot new independent films at UC Berkeley offer peek into changing nation
In fact, "Spring Subway," a romance about the complexities of urban relationships, directed by Zhang Yibai and starring Zhang Yang, was shot in Beijing's subway system.
The Beijing Subway Authority approved the use of a single subway car but refused to upset the regular operating schedule, so the cast and crew stayed aboard a single car, filming between 9 am and 5 pm for four days straight.
Though the centers of Chinese filmmaking used to be Shanghai and Hong Kong, over the last 15 years, Beijing has unexpectedly emerged as both the epicenter of the Chinese film industry and the setting for many of its most ground-breaking movies.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2003/11/13/chinesecinema.DTL&type=printable   (1719 words)

 Using the Beijing Subway System as public transport during the 2008 Olympic Games
If you have the English/Chinese "Beijing Tourist Map" stations are cryptically marked with a red circled "D" standing for "Ditie Zhan (subway station).
The central part of the subway line includes tourist destinations such as Tiananmen East and West, Wangfujing, Qianmen and Beijing Zhan (railway station).
For more information on the Beijing Subway visit the Urban Rail web site.
www.thebeijingguide.com /francais/subway/subway.html   (333 words)

 Scylla and Charybdis in the Beijing subway- Danwei
The one on the right is from LE, the one on the left is from the Beijing Subway magazine.
The Beijing Subway has always been one of the best places for magazine sales for obvious reasons.
D One Week is full of advertising and is handed out to commuters for free in subway stations.
www.danwei.org /archives/000559.html   (304 words)

 China Travel/Tour Resource
Beijing Classic Art Co. Ltd - Located in famous Liulichang, with an area of 1600 square meters...
Peace Hotel - Located at 3 Jinyu Hutong in the heart of Beijing near the famous Wangfujing area, it was established to serve the Asia-Pacific Peace Conference in 1952.
Beijing Dyestuffs Plant (BDP) - established in 1956 and has now become one of the Chinese leading multiple-producing factory of fine chemicals...
www.2002china.net /china_columns/china_travel/beijing   (3280 words)

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