BJ were made in two different versions, a standard version and a kou'an (port) version. China Railways DF7D, a diesel electric locomotive based on DF7B, has a similar appearance to the Beijing locomotive.
From 2002 the Korean State Railway has received a number of BJ class locomotives second-hand from China. They are used mostly for heavy shunting and on local freight trains around P'yŏngyang. Thirty have been delivered, numbered in the 내연301 - 내연330 series (내연 = Naeyŏn, "internal combustion"); most are still painted in their original Chinese blue livery, but a few have been repainted into the standard North Korean scheme of light blue over dark green.
The USPOC has remained consistent in its stance on Beijing 2022, with the organisation calling for Governments to engage with China directly on human rights and geopolitical issues, rather than pursue an athlete boycott of the Games.
... acquire much needed COVID-19 shots, prompting Taipei to criticize Beijing for pushing a vaccine-for-recognition deal ... Taiwan has complained that China is applying similar pressure to Paraguay, one of just 15 countries that formally recognize the self-governed island over Beijing.
... to Beijing ... Similar to the US, Australia has for almost five decades recognized the government in Beijing as China’s sole legal representative, while merely acknowledging Beijing’s position that Taiwan was part of its territory — commonly referred to as its “one China” policy.
The government on Monday expressed concern that Taiwanese... This is probably for the best, given that the Hong Kong government — likely acting on instructions from Beijing — has demanded that the Taiwanese officials sign documents acknowledging Beijing’s “one China” principle.
To ensure that economic growth does not slow along with the population drag, the government in Beijing will need to undertake a challenging shift in its growth model, rapidly increasing spending on pensions and healthcare while maintaining a high level of corporate and state investment in order to upgrade its vast industrial sector.
In recent months, China has stepped up a campaign on state media and with government-arranged tours to counter the criticism of researchers, rights groups and former Xinjiang residents who say thousands of mosques have been targeted in a crackdown on the region's mostly Muslim Uyghur people.
The former British colony of Hong Kong has been rocked by protests against it Beijing-backed government in recent years and last year China imposed a tough new national security law on the city ... has been strongly critical of the crackdown in Hong Kong, to Beijing's anger.
The former British colony of Hong Kong has been rocked by protests against it Beijing-backed government in recent years and last year China imposed a tough new national security law on the city ... has been strongly critical of the crackdown in Hong Kong, to Beijing’s anger.