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Asian Migration and Global Cities

Anne Cong-Huyen, Jonathan Young Banfill, Katherine Herrera, Samantha Ching, Natalie Yip, Thania Lucero, Randy Mai, Candice Lau, Authors

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Beijing Facts and Figures

Beijing (北京), also known as Peking

Location: Northern China, an independent City Province surrounded by Hebei Province
Contains: 16 Districts, Two Counties, 289 Towns and Villages
Total Area: 16,410.54 km2,  urban: 1,368.32 km2, rural: 15,042.22 km2

Population: Officially 21 Million
Migrant Population: 7.84 Million in 2012, lower than the previous year
People: Majority Han, but also contains significant Manchu and Hui populations
Foreigners: in 2011 180,000 non-Chinese citizens lived in the city, 70,000 of these were students, and 46,000 were employed by foreign countries. 
Tourism: On average 5 million tourists a year and growing 

GDP (2013): US$ 318.107 billion
Business: Home to 44 of the world's largest 500 companies; 84 of world's Fortune 500 companies have their regional headquarters in Beijing
Average Per Capita Income: USD 12,000$, one of the highest in China
Cost of living: 21st of 50 Cities Ranked

Political Relations: 165 foreign embassies in Beijing, Chinese home to branches of major international organizations such at the UN

Education: Home to Peking University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and numerous other government educational institutions

Car ownership: Over 5 Million cars in the city limits. . . contributing to pollution

Major Problems: Air Pollution, Aging Population, Rising Cost of Living , Expensive Housing Costs

Daily Average PM 2.5 Level 2014: 191-432

Capital of China during the Yuan Dynasty, The Ming Dynasty, The Qing Dynasty, and the People's Republic of China

Government Centered in Zhongnanhai, current leader Xi Jinping

Host to the 2008 Olympics

General Sources: Beijing Wikipedia, "Beijing as a Globally Fluent City", Global Times Statistics
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