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Beijing

Beijing is the capital of China, the most populous country in the world—and a nation in flux. After half a century of strict communist rule, China relaxed its economic controls in the mid-1990s to allow growth.… (See Below for Full Description)
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Beijing is the capital of China, the most populous country in the world—and a nation in flux. After half a century of strict communist rule, China relaxed its economic controls in the mid-1990s to allow growth. However, economic development has had mixed results for Beijing. An important religious and cultural center for at least 2,000 years, the city possesses irreplaceable treasures that are now under threat as developers change the face of the city. An enormous population that previously moved around on nonpolluting bicycles can now afford cars, which has terrible consequences for air pollution and congestion. And with no free elections, residents of Beijing have little say in how their city is run. Beijing, an information-packed new title from the resourceful Global Cities series, is an ideal introduction to this rapidly changing city.

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ISBN-13 978-0-7910-8848-7
ISBN-10 791088480
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Global Cities
Author Nancy Pellegrini
Publication Date 2/1/2007
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Commissioned photography. Full-color maps. Interviews with residents. Charts. Statistics. Glossary. Further information. Index.
Available Formats Print

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