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SIGIR was held in Boston in 2009, in Geneva in 2010, and the 34th conference will take place in Beijing in July 2011.

Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China is the nation's political, cultural, scientific and educational heart as well as a key transportation hub. Beijing has served as the capital of the country for more than 800 years. The city has many places of historic interest and architectural/scenic beauty. Beijing's travel industry has forged forward after China's economic reforms in 1978, and the city is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Beijing became the focus of world attention in 2008 when it hosted the Olympics. The games were a symbol of both China’s progress and China’s tradition with high-class and eye-catching facilities and spectacular ceremonies. People from all around the world were welcomed to travel to Beijing under the slogan "One World, One Dream". 

  • Chinese Name: 北京
  • Chinese Pinyin: Běi jīng
  • Location: North of China
  • Population: 17.55 million
  • Languages: Mandarin
  • Zip Code: 100000
  • Tel Code: 010
  • Time Zone: (UTC+8)