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Beijing, China

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.beijing.gov.cn/

Population:
14,560,000 (2003)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Peking University
1898

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Baidu
2000
PetroChina
1999

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bei Dao
Poet
2-Aug-1949   Exiled Chinese poet of the Misty School
Leon Lai
Singer
11-Dec-1966   Fallen Angels
Jet Li
Actor
26-Apr-1963   Kung fu action movie star
Ai Weiwei
Artist
18-May-1957   Chinese contemporary artist
Faye Wong
Singer
8-Aug-1969   Easily Hurt Woman
Ziyi Zhang
Actor
9-Feb-1979   Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Zhou Enlai
Head of State
5-Mar-1898 8-Jan-1976 Mao's right-hand man
Hua Guofeng
Head of State
16-Feb-1921 20-Aug-2008 Premier of China, 1976-80
Tsien Hsue-shen
Scientist
11-Dec-1911 31-Oct-2009 Founder of Chinese space program
Mao
Head of State
26-Dec-1893 9-Sep-1976 Great Leap Forward!
Matteo Ricci
Religion
6-Oct-1552 11-May-1610 Jesuit missionary to China
Yang Shangkun
Head of State
25-May-1907 14-Sep-1998 President of the PRC, 1988-93
Norodom Sihanouk
Royalty
31-Oct-1922 15-Oct-2012 King of Cambodia
Deng Xiaoping
Politician
22-Aug-1904 19-Feb-1997 Communist Chinese leader
Sun Yat-sen
Head of State
12-Nov-1866 12-Mar-1925 President of China, 1911-12
Zhao Ziyang
Politician
17-Oct-1919 16-Jan-2005 6th Chinese Premier sought reforms



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