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Chaoyang District, Beijing

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34 m (112 ft)

475 km²


Township-level divisions
41 subdistricts

Time zone
China Standard (UTC+8)

3.545 million (2010)

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People's Republic of China

District seat
Jianwai Subdistrict (建外街道)

Points of interest
Beijing National Stadium, Chaoyang Park, Silk Street, Beijing National Aquatics, China Ethnic Museum

Chaoyang District (simplified Chinese: 朝阳区; traditional Chinese: 朝陽區; pinyin: Cháoyáng Qū; lit. "facing the sun") is a district of the city proper of Beijing, China.


Map of Chaoyang, Beijing, China

Chaoyang is home to the majority of Beijing's many foreign embassies, the well-known Sanlitun bar street, as well as Beijing's growing central business district. The Olympic Green, built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, is also in Chaoyang. Chaoyang extends west to Chaoyangmen on the eastern 2nd Ring Road, and nearly as far east as the Ximazhuang toll station on the Jingtong Expressway. Within the urban area of Beijing, it occupies 475 square kilometres (183 sq mi), making it the largest district, with Haidian second. As of 2005, Chaoyang had a total population of 3,642,000, making it the most populous in Beijing. The district has jurisdiction over 22 subdistrict offices and 20 area offices. Chaoyang is also home to Silk Street, and many other market areas, shopping malls, and restaurant strips.

Administrative divisions

Chaoyang is divided into 24 subdistricts, and 19 townships of which carry the "area" (地区) label:

Government and infrastructure

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture are headquartered in the district.


China National Aviation Holdings Company (parent company of Air China), SOHO China, CITIC Group, Sinopec, Qihoo 360, and Beijing Capital Airlines have their headquarters in Chaoyang District. Renren Inc. has its headquarters on the 23rd floor of the Jing An Center (S: 静安中心, T: 靜安中心, P: Jìng'ān Zhōngxīn) in Chaoyang District, and subsidiary 56.com is headquartered on the 5th floor of the same building.

Wanda Group has its headquarters in the Wanda Plaza (万达广场). Wanda Cinemas is headquartered in the same complex.

China Resources Beverage, the distributor of C'estbon water, has its north China regional office in the district.

Foreign, Hong Kong, and Taiwan companies

According to Chaoyang's official website, the district "is home to more than 60 percent of the foreign business agencies in Beijing, over 3,000 foreign companies, 167 international news agencies, and two-thirds of the 158 of the global top 500 transnational companies that have invested in Beijing." Some of these are:

ABB Group (China headquarters), Air France, All Nippon Airways, (Beijing Office, Beijing Fortune Building) Halliburton, IBM, KBR, Kerr-McGee China Petroleum Ltd. (Anadarko Petroleum Corporation subsidiary), Korean Air (Hyundai Motor Tower (现代汽车大厦 Xiàndài qìchē dàshà)), Kroll Inc., Lummus Technology, a subsidiary of CB&I, Lufthansa (Beijing Lufthansa Center), Asiana Airlines, Standard & Poor's, Swire Group, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, and Qatar Airways.

The Hong Kong-based company Swire Properties has two locations in Chaoyang.

Beijing Hyundai Motor Company (BHMC, Chinese: S: 北京现代汽车有限公司, T: 北京現代汽車有限公司, P: Běijīng Xiàndài Qìchē Yǒuxiàngōngsī, Korean: 북경현대), a 50-50 joint venture of the Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. and Hyundai Motor Company, has its sales offices in the Hyundai Motor Tower in Chaoyang District.

Former economic operations

At one time China Xinhua Airlines had its headquarters in Chaoyang.


Chaoyang serves as Beijing's diplomatic district. All foreign embassies to China are located in the district except for those of Russia and Luxembourg, which are both in Dongcheng. Chaoyang has three embassy areas in the Sanlitun, Chaoyangmenwai, and Liangmahe neighborhoods.


Chaoyang District is one of the fastest growing districts in the Beijing Metropolitan Area. There are several subway lines running through the district. The Beijing Capital Airport, although surrounded by the Shunyi District, is an exclave of Chaoyang District. The municipality as well as the Chinese national government spend almost a half million USD per day on developing this district.


Chaoyang is currently served by thirteen metro lines operated by Beijing Subway:

  •      Line 1 - Yong'anli, Guomao  10 , Dawanglu  14 , Sihui  Batong , Sihui East  Batong 
  •      Line 2 - Jianguomen  1 , Chaoyangmen  6 
  •      Line 5 - Lishuiqiao  13 , Lishuiqiao South, Beiyuanlu North, Datunlu East  15 , Huixinxijie Beikou, Huixinxijie Nankou  10 , Hepingxiqiao
  •      Line 6 - Chaoyangmen  6 , Dongdaqiao, Hujialou  10 , Jintailu  14 , Shilipu, Qingnianlu, Dalianpo, Huangqu, Changying, Caofang
  •      Line 7 - Jiulongshan  14 , Dajiaoting, Baiziwan, Huagong, Nanlouzizhuang, Happy Valley Scenic Area, Shuanghe, Jiaohuachang
  •      Line 8 - Lincuiqiao, South Gate of Forest Park, Olympic Green  15 , Olympic Sports Center Subway, Beitucheng  10 , Anhuaqiao
  •      Line 10 - Jiandemen, Beitucheng  8 , Anzhenmen, Huixinxijie Nankou  5 , Shaoyaoju  13 , Taiyanggong, Sanyuanqiao  Airport , Liangmaqiao, Agricultural Exhibition Center], Tuanjiehu, Hujialou  6 , Jintaixizhao, Guomao  1 , Shuangjing, Jinsong, Panjiayuan, Shilihe  14 , Fenzhongsi
  •      Line 13 - Lishuiqiao  5 , Beiyuan, Wangjing West  15 , Shaoyaoju  10 , Guangximen, Liufang
  •      Line 14 - Shilihe  10 , Beigongda Ximen, Jiulongshan  7 , Dawanglu  1 , Jintailu  6 , Zaoying, Dongfeng Beiqiao, Jiangtai, Wangjing South, Futong, Wangjing  15 , Donghuqu, Laiguangying, Shan'gezhuang
  •      Line 15 - Olympic Green  8 , Anlilu, Datunlu East  5 , Guanzhuang, Wangjing West  13 , Wangjing  14 , Cuigezhuang, Maquanying, Sunhe
  •      Airport Express - Sanyuanqiao  10 , (a station in Shunyi), Terminal 2
  •      Batong Line - Sihui  1 , Sihui East  1 , Gaobeidian, Communication University of China, Shuangqiao, Guanzhuang, Baliqiao
  •      Yizhuang Line - Xiaocun, Xiaohongmen
  • Tertiary academic institutions

  • University of International Business and Economics (Beijing)
  • Beijing International Studies University
  • Communication University of China
  • Beijing University of Technology
  • Public schools

  • No.80 High School of Beijing
  • Beijing Ritan High School
  • High School Attached to Beijing University of Technology
  • Beijing No. 17 High School (北京市第十七中学)
  • Beijing No. 94 High School (北京市第九十四中学)
  • Beijing Chen Jing Lun High School
  • Beijing Hepingjie No.1 Middle School (北京市和平街第一中学)
  • International schools and kindergartens

  • Hope International School of Beijing http://www.hopeintlschool.org/
  • Beijing BISS International School
  • Yew Chung International School of Beijing
  • Japanese School of Beijing
  • Korean International School in Beijing (KISB), in Wangjing
  • Harrow International School Beijing (Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang Township)
  • Dulwich College Beijing (Riviera Main Campus, for years 1-6)
  • Canadian International School of Beijing
  • Lycée Français International de Pekin (French school)
  • Deutsche Botschaftsschule Peking (German school)
  • Pakistan Embassy College Beijing
  • Australian International School of Beijing
  • Beijing World Youth Academy
  • The British School of Beijing Sanlitun Campus and Sanlitun Early Years Campus**
  • Star Education Beijing
  • The International Montessori School of Beijing Cherry Tree Lane Campus
  • Beanstalk International Bilingual School
  • Beijing City International School
  • International Academy of Beijing Lido Campus and Ya Ao Campus
  • Etonkids International Kindergarten
  • Notable areas

  • Beijing Central Business District (Beijing CBD)
  • The China World Trade Center
  • Guomao
  • Chaoyangmen
  • Chaowai
  • Beijing Dongyue Temple
  • Sanlitun
  • Workers Stadium
  • Chaoyang Park
  • 798 Art Zone
  • Olympic Green
  • Bird's Nest
  • Water Cube
  • Digital Beijing Building
  • Olympic Park Observation Tower
  • Wangjing
  • Beijing Capital International Airport
  • Yabaolu (Yabao Street)
  • References

    Chaoyang District, Beijing Wikipedia

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