City: Beijing

Population: 15,380,000

Time Zone: UTC +8

Currency Name: Yuan (CNY)

Major airport name (code) cities: Beijing (PEK)

Languages: Standard Chinese or Mandarin, Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects,

Phone City Code(s):

Official Tourism Website: http://english.bjta.gov.cn/

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: a, i, g

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Beijing will host the 2008 Olympics.