capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city
Syn: ↑Beijing, ↑Peking, ↑capital of Red China
Instance Hypernyms: ↑national capital
Part Holonyms:
Part Meronyms: ↑Forbidden City

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\\ˈpā|piŋ, ˈbā|-\ adjective
Usage: usually capitalized
Etymology: Peiping (name used by the Nationalist government of China) (from Chinese — Pek — Pe4 p'ing2, from pe4 north + p'ing2 peace), Peking (name used up to 1928 by the imperial and republican governments of China and since 1949 by the Communist government) (from Chinese — Pek — Pe4 ching1, from pe4 north + ching1 capital), city in northeast China that was the capital up to 1928 and has been the capital of the Communist government of China since 1949

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Chin. /bay"ping"/, n.
Wade-Giles. former name of Beijing.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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