Beijing is an ancient city with a long history. Back in 3000 years ago in Zhou dynasty, Beijing, which was called Ji , had been the capital of Yan. Thereafter, Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties all made Beijing their capital. Therefore, Beijing was famous as “Capital of a thousand years”.
Beijing is located in the northern part of the North China Plain and its terrain is high in the northwest and low in the southeast. Major rivers flowing through the city include Yongding River, Chaobai River, Beiyun Canal and Juma River. It is with a typical continental warm temperate zone monsoon climate.
The long history leaves Beijing precious cultural treasure. the Great Wall is the only man-made structure that could be seen in the space. The Summer Palace is a classic composition of ancient royal gardens, and the Forbidden City is the largest royal palaces in the world. Tiantan is where the emperor used to fete their ancestors, and also the soul of Chinese ancient constructions. The four sites above have been confirmed as world cultural heritage by UNESCO. However, the best representatives for Beijing are the Hutongs and square courtyards. Through hundreds of years, they have become symbols of Beijing's life. The old-timey scene and modern culture are combined to present a brand new visage of Beijing.
Shunyi district is located in the northeast of Beijing, 20 miles to CBD, with a total area of 1021 km² and the registered population of 983,000.
Shunyi has 19 towns and 6 sub-district offices. According to Beijing Key New Towns Construction Implementation Plan of 12th Five-Year, Shunyi new town is the important node of eastern development area of Beijing, and is one of the three key new towns of the city. The town is the core area of Capital International Aviation Center, the Air Economy Industry center and the base of modern manufacturing that serve the nation and face to the world. In 12th Five-Year, Shunyi will be build up as a modern comprehensive new town with core area eradiating and driving function based on the northeast of Beijing.