About the area:
Beijing is the capital city of the People's Republic of China.
Beijing is one of the 4 municipalities of the People's Republic of China, which have a provincial-level status, and is under the direct control of the central government. Beijing has been a municipality since the beginning of the PRC.
Beijing is one of the largest cities in China, second only to Shanghai as the nation's biggest in terms of population. It is also a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and expressways connecting the capital city in all directions. Currently Beijing is recognized as the political, cultural, and social center in the People's Republic of China.