A report on TianjinBeijing and Hai River

1913 map of Tianjin
The Tianning Pagoda, built around 1120 during the Liao dynasty.
Church of Our Lady's Victories, built in 1869, was the site of the Tianjin Church Massacre.
One of the corner towers of the Forbidden City, built by the Yongle Emperor during the early Ming dynasty
The Bund of the Hai River.
Peiyang University, established 1895
Overlapping layout of Beijing during the Liao, Jin, Yuan and Ming dynasties
Tung Lai Bank building on Heping Road, built in 1930
Summer Palace is one of the several palatial gardens built by Qing emperors in the northwest suburb area.
Major crossing (Rue Général Foch and Rue de Chaylard) of downtown Tientsin in French concession
Chongwenmen, a gate to the inner walled city, c. 1906
Asahi Street (now Heping Road) in 1939 Tianjin flood
A large portrait of Chiang Kai-shek was displayed above Tiananmen after WWII.
P.R.China's 10th anniversary parade in Tianjin in 1959
Mao Zedong proclaiming the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949
Tianjin Eye
A scene from the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
Monument of TEDA
Landsat 7 Satellite image of Beijing Municipality with the surrounding mountains in dark brown
Population density and low elevation coastal zones in the Tianjin area. Tianjin is particularly vulnerable to sea level rise.
1940s Nationalist Beijing with predominantly traditional architecture
Tianjin (labeled as T'IEN-CHIN (TIENTSIN) 天津) (1955)
The sign of Doujiao Hutong, one of the many traditional alleyways in the inner city
Map of the Hai River Basin
Beijing average annual temperatures from 1970 to 2019 during summer (June, July, and August) and winter (December, January, and February). Weather station data from ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/noaa/. For comparison the Global Surface Temperature Anomaly rose by approximately one degree over the same time period.
2011 satellite image of Tianjin. The city center was on the left, while the smaller urban area to the right was the Binhai New Area.
Heavy air pollution has resulted in widespread smog. These photographs, taken in August 2005, show the variations in Beijing's air quality.
Hai River in 2011
Houhai Lake and Drum Tower at Shichahai, in the Xicheng District
Airport Industrial Park, Dongli District
Xidan is one of the oldest and busiest shopping areas in Beijing.
Then-Premier Wen Jiabao, himself a Tianjin native, and Klaus Schwab at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions of World Economic Forum in Tianjin, 2010
Beijing products treemap, 2020
Tianjin city center
The Taikoo Li Sanlitun shopping arcade is a destination for locals and visitors.
Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area
The skyline of Beijing CBD
US Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi visiting a Tianjin Qingyuan Electric Vehicle factory in 2009
Zhongguancun is a technology hub in Haidian District
Old Guanyinhao Bank
The Beijing Ancient Observatory
Crosstalk in Tianjin
Qianmen Avenue, a traditional commercial street outside Qianmen Gate along the southern Central Axis
Nankai University
Inside the Forbidden City
Jingwei Tries to Fill the Sea, the dome mural of Tianjin railway station
Beijing Acrobatic Performance (10553642935)
Tianjin Binhai International Airport Terminal 1 and 2
A Temple of the Goddess in Gubeikou
Port of Tianjin pilot boat berth
Fire God Temple in Di'anmen
The TEDA Modern Guided Rail Tram is one of the two rubber tire tram systems in Asia
The tomb pagodas at Tanzhe Temple
The Tianjin Metro near Liuyuan station
Yonghe Temple of Tibetan Buddhism
Tianjin railway station
Niujie Mosque
Tianjin West railway station
Church of the Saviour, also known as the Xishiku Church, built in 1703
Tianjin Bus Route 606
The China Central Television Headquarters building in CBD
A Mazu temple in Tianjin
Fireworks above Olympic venues during the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics
House decorated by more than seven hundred million pieces of ceramic
Tai chi (Taijiquan) practitioners at the Fragrant Hills Park
Tianjin Museum
Beijing Workers' Stadium at night as viewed from Sanlitun
Tianjin Italian Town
Beijing railway station, one of several rail stations in the city
Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium, Nankai District
Badaling Expressway overpass near the Great Wall
Tianjin Juilliard School in Binhai,Tianjin
Typical Beijing traffic signage found at intersections
Traffic jam in the Beijing CBD
Terminal 3 of the Beijing Capital International Airport
Beijing Daxing International Airport
Two Line 1 trains on the Beijing Subway, which is among the longest and busiest rapid transit systems in the world
An articulated Beijing bus
Bicyclists during rush hour at the Chang'an Avenue, 2009
KJ-2000 and J-10s started the flypast formation on the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

The Hai River (海河, lit. "Sea River"), also known as the Peiho, Pei Ho ("White River"), or Hai Ho, is a Chinese river connecting Beijing to Tianjin and the Bohai Sea.

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Tianjin borders Hebei Province and Beijing Municipality, bounded to the east by the Bohai Gulf portion of the Yellow Sea.

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Beijing is mostly surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin to the southeast; together, the three divisions form the Jingjinji megalopolis and the national capital region of China.

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Nowadays Tianjin is a dual-core city, with its main urban area (including the old city) located along the Hai River, which connects to the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers via the Grand Canal; and Binhai, an adjacent New Area urban core located east of the old city, on the coast of the Bohai Gulf.

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Major rivers flowing through the municipality, including the Chaobai, Yongding, Juma, are all tributaries in the Hai River system, and flow in a southeasterly direction.

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1913 map of Tianjin

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The Grand Canal, under Sui and Tang dynasties.

Grand Canal (China)

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Longest canal or artificial river in the world.

Longest canal or artificial river in the world.

The Grand Canal, under Sui and Tang dynasties.
The invention of the water-level-adjusting pound lock in the 10th century CE was done in response to the necessity of greater safety for the travel of barge ships along the rougher waters of the Grand Canal.
The Chinese invention of the pound lock system allows for water levels to be raised or lowered to improve travel in the canal.
The Yongle Emperor (r. 1402–1424) restored the Grand Canal in the Ming era.
Grand Canal. Drawing by William Alexander, draughtsman of the Macartney Embassy to China in 1793.
The Qianlong Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour, Scroll Six: Entering Suzhou along the Grand Canal dated 1770.
Barges on the modern Grand Canal ("Li Canal" section) near Yangzhou
The Jiangnan Canal
Grand Canal tour boats, Suzhou
The canal in Jining City
The junction of the Lu Canal and South Canal
The Grand Canal at its northern terminus at Houhai in Beijing.
The South–North Water Transfer Project central route starting point in Nanyang. Looking "upstream", toward the Danjiangkou Reservoir, from which the water is coming.

Starting in Beijing, it passes through Tianjin and the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang to the city of Hangzhou, linking the Yellow River and Yangtze River.

When the canal was completed it linked the systems of the Qiantang River, the Yangtze River, the Huai River, the Yellow River, the Wei River, and the Hai River.

The eight nations with their naval ensigns, from top to bottom, left to right: Regia Marina, 🇺🇸 United States Navy,  French National Navy,, , ,  Imperial Russian Navy and . Japanese print, 1900.

Eight-Nation Alliance

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The eight nations with their naval ensigns, from top to bottom, left to right: Regia Marina, 🇺🇸 United States Navy,  French National Navy,, , ,  Imperial Russian Navy and . Japanese print, 1900.
German and Japanese soldiers witnessing the street execution of a Chinese boxer.
Indian troops during the Boxer Rebellion.
German and Indian troops, Peking Legation Quarter, 1900.
German troops with captured Boxer flags.
French Colonial Infantry Marching through the French Concession, Tientsin
Postcard showing Waldersee inspecting Italian troops.
Japanese marines who served under the British commander Edward Hobart Seymour.
Russian troops during the Boxer Rebellion
American troops during the Boxer Rebellion.

The Eight-Nation Alliance was a multinational military coalition that invaded northern China in 1900 with the stated aim of relieving the foreign legations in Beijing, then besieged by the popular Boxer militia, who were determined to remove foreign imperialism in China.

On 14 August 1900, the allies marched to Beijing from Tianjin to relieve the Legation Quarter siege.

In June, the Austro-Hungarians helped hold the Tianjin railway against Boxer forces and also fired upon several armed junks on the Hai River near Tong-Tcheou in Peking.

Yongding River

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River in northern China.

River in northern China.

It is one of the main tributaries in the Hai River system and is best known as the largest river to flow through Beijing.

The river eventually flows back into Hebei Province and then on to Tianjin Municipality, where it meets the Hai River just before the latter enters the city and then empties into the Bohai Sea at Tanggu.

Palikao's bridge, on the evening of the battle of Palikao, by Émile Bayard

Second Opium War

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War, lasting from 1856 to 1860, which pitted the British Empire and the French Empire against the Qing dynasty of China.

War, lasting from 1856 to 1860, which pitted the British Empire and the French Empire against the Qing dynasty of China.

Palikao's bridge, on the evening of the battle of Palikao, by Émile Bayard
The Illustrated London News print of the clipper steamship Ly-ee-moon, built for the opium trade, c. 1859
The execution of the Paris Foreign Missions Society missionary Auguste Chapdelaine was the official cause of the French involvement in the Second Opium War.
The capture of Ye Mingchen after the fall of Canton
British troops taking a fort in 1860
Signing of the Treaty of Tientsin in 1858
Cousin-Montauban leading French forces during the 1860 campaign
Looting of the Old Summer Palace by Anglo-French forces in 1860
Ruins of the "Western style" complex in the Old Summer Palace, burnt down by Anglo-French forces
British taking Beijing
Second China War Medal, with Taku Forts 1860 bar.
French medal of the China Campaign ("Médaille de la Campagne de Chine"), 1861, in the Musée de la Légion d'Honneur. The Chinese characters inscribed on the ribbons read 'Beijing'.
Médaille de la Campagne de Chine, as Awarded to a member of the 101st Infantry
Qing flag seized by Anglo-French forces. The flag reads "親兵第五隊右營": Bodyguard, fifth squadron, right battalion (unit types are approximate), Les Invalides.

The coalition then cruised north to briefly capture the Taku Forts near Tientsin (Tianjin) in May 1858.

1) Britain, France, Russia, and the U.S. would have the right to establish diplomatic legations (small embassies) in Peking (a closed city at the time)

They sailed to the mouth of the Hai River guarded by the Taku Forts near Tianjin and demanded to continue inland to Beijing.