Beijing is located in north China and is the capital city of the country with an enormous population of 21 million residents. It is governed as a municipality and is one of four such municipalities in China, the others being Shanghai, Chongqing and Tianjin. The city is ranked seventh under the Global Financial Services Index, grouping it alongside New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore. Beijing is also one of the oldest cities in the world with a rich history dating back 3,000 years. Geographically, the city is surrounded on three sides by mountains, making it a strategically secure location as the country’s capital, and as such, has been the political center of China for most of the past 800 years. It is also a marvelous place for birdwatching with over 500 species recorded in the city. It is an especially exciting place for birdwatching during spring and autumn migrations where birds pass through Beijing on a huge scale, literally in their millions, and so at these times of year even the smallest of green spaces in Beijing can produce exciting birds.
北京位于中国北部，是中国的首都，拥有2100万人口。 北京是中国四个直辖市之一，其余三个分别是上海、重庆和天津。 在全球金融服务指数中，北京排名第七，仅次于纽约、伦敦、巴黎、东京、上海和新加坡。 与此同时，北京历史悠久，可追溯至3000年前，是世界几大古都之一。从地理位置来看，北京三面环山，作为首都，这种地理位置在战略上十分安全。因此，在过去几乎800年的时间里，北京一直都是中国的政治中心。此外，北京还是观鸟圣地。据记载，这里有500余种鸟类。 春秋两季是北京观鸟的最佳时机，那时正值迁移，数百万的鸟儿成群结队地从北京经过。因此，在春秋时节，即使在北京最小的绿化地带，也能见到欢呼雀跃的鸟儿。