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China - Beijing - Beijing Central Business District - CBD at Dusk - Twilight  - Blue Hour - Night | by © Lucie Debelkova /
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China - Beijing - Beijing Central Business District - CBD at Dusk - Twilight - Blue Hour - Night

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The Beijing Central Business District, or Beijing CBD (北京商务中心区), is the primary area of finance, media, and business services in Beijing, China. Beijing CBD occupies 3.99 km2 of the Chaoyang District on the east side of the city. Geographically situated to the east of the city center, sandwiched between the 3rd Ring Road and the 4th Ring Road, the Beijing CBD is currently undergoing large-scale development.


As Beijing is becoming one of the most important international financial centers in China, Beijing CBD was recently positioned as the secondary core area in Beijing's International Financial Center Development strategic plan published in May, 2008. Beijing CBD is also emerging as China's media center as Beijing Television Station (BTV) just moved in its new headquarters (Beijing TV Centre) in this area and the new CCTV Headquarters is soon to be completed.


This must have been the clearest day during my 8 days stay in Beijing. I had to take the advantage of this great and unexpected visibility and capture some of the city skyline.


Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Lens: EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM; Focal length: 200.00 mm; Aperture: 10; Exposure time: 15.0 s; ISO: 100


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Taken on October 11, 2010