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Official Tree and Flowers of Beijing

While many people are capable of numerating a dozen of palaces of interests in Beijing, few of them could tell the city trees or the city flowers of it. The representative plants selected as the symbols of China’s capital, bear the very traits that assemble the people living in it. Official city trees: the Chinese [...]

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Ming Chengzu

Ming Chengzu, born in 1360 and named Zhu Di, is the 4th son of Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). In 1398, Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang died and his grandson Zhu Rongwen succeeded the throne. Zhu Rongwen, or Jian Wendi, accepted the suggestions of ministers to remove the rank of nobility from [...]

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The Character: Jing

As we all know, Beijing and Nanjing are two of China’s modern metropolises. Well, do you know the reason that whey they both use the character jing in their names? In fact, jing means capital city, and accordingly Nanjing and Beijing were both once imperial capitals. Also, Xi’an and Luoyang were also both known respectively [...]

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