Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China and located in northern China, so translated means 'Northern Capital'. Beijing is the world's third most populous city proper. It is also one of the world's most populous capital cities
Beijing has hosted numerous international and national sporting events, the most notable was the 2008 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Other multi-sport international events held in Beijing include the 2001 Universiade and the 1990 Asian Games.