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Beijing, China's sprawling capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it's known as much for modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Nearby, the massive Tiananmen Square pedestrian plaza is the site of Mao Zedong's mausoleum and the National Museum of China, displaying a vast collection of cultural relics.
China poses threat to UK way of life, says Rishi Sunak
... The government has said its approach to China is guided by the need to protect the UK s prosperity and security, aligning with allies to deal with the challenges posed by Beijing, and engaging with China itself to seek constructive and stable relations...
US-China tensions: Biden calls Xi a dictator day after Beijing talks
... Mr Xi said some progress had been made in Beijing, while Mr Blinken indicated both sides were open to more talks...
Beijing's comedy crackdown is hitting its music scene
... The BBC s China correspondent Stephen McDonell reports from Beijing...
G7 summit: Why there are eight more seats at the table this year
... On a recent trip to Beijing, France s President Emmanuel Macron warned that Europe should not get " caught up in crises that are not ours"...
TikTok tracked UK journalist via her cat's account
... ByteDance is headquartered in Beijing - although, it also has offices in Europe and the US - and there are concerns it could share Western users data with the Chinese state if requested...
Chinese military rehearsing encirclement of Taiwan
... Beijing - which views Taiwan as a breakaway province of China - called the operation a " stern warning" to the island s government...
Xi Putin meeting: What to expect from China-Russia talks
... " In this " anti-Western world" Moscow is heavily reliant on Beijing - now more than ever, as the war rages in Ukraine...
How has China reacted to the balloon saga?
... Taking a near-apologetic tone - rare for Beijing - they characterised it as an accident, saying they " regretted the unintended entry of the airship into US airspace due to force majeure"...