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In predominately Muslim Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
From snow-capped mountains and frozen lakes at 16,000 feet, to balmy wetlands, desert terrain, and Mt. Everest, the remarkable land of Tibet.
Frozen lakes, waterfalls in the foothills of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
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  Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region - ninemsn Encarta
Also called Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region, it is bounded on the west and north-west by Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan, on the north-east by the Republic of Mongolia, on the east by the provinces of Gansu (Kansu) and Qinghai (Ch'ing-hai), on the south by Tibet, and on the south-west by India and Afghanistan.
In the centre the Tian Mountains cross the region from east to west; several fertile valleys and plains are interspersed among the lofty peaks of the Tian Mountains.
A dry region, it is dominated by the Takla Makan Desert.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553576/Xinjiang_Uygur_Autonomous_Region.html   (302 words)

  China - MSN Encarta
North China lies between the Mongolian Steppe on the north and the Yangtze River Basin on the south.
Administratively, the region includes Shanghai and Chongqing municipalities; Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Sichuan, and Guizhou provinces; Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; the majority of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region; the southern parts of Jiangsu, Anhui, and Henan provinces; and the northern sections of Fujian, Guangdong, and Yunnan provinces.
Northwest China includes the lofty Tian Shan mountains and three basins—the Junggar Pendi in the north, the Tarim Pendi in the south, and the smaller Turpan Pendi near the southeastern edge of the Tian Shan.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761573055_2/China.html   (1092 words)

  Autonomous entities of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Autonomous regions, prefectures, counties, and banners are covered under Section 6 of Chapter 3 (Articles 111-122) of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China, and with more detail under the Law of the People's Republic of China on Regional National Autonomy (《中华人民共和国民族区域自治法》).
Xinjiang was converted from a province to an autonomous region in 1955.
Autonomous administrative entities, as well as the various rights granted to them, are affirmed by the government as a positive example of local self-rule in ethnic areas, and an acknowledgement of minority self-determination unprecedented in Chinese history.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Autonomous_region_of_China   (1152 words)

 Tibet Autonomous Region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The TAR is bounded on the north and east by Xinjiang, Qinghai, and Sichuan, on the west by India and Kashmir, and on the south by Yunnan, Nepal, India and Bhutan.
Tibet Autonomous Region is divided into 1 prefecture-level city (Lhasa) and 6 prefectures (Nagqu Prefecture, Qamdo Prefecture, Nyinchi Prefecture, Shannan Prefecture, Xigazê Prefecture, Ngari Prefecture).
The Impact of China's Reform Policy on the Nomads of Western Tibet by Melvyn C. Goldstein and Cynthia M. Beall - An examination of the impact of China's post-1980 Tibet policy on a traditional nomadic area of Tibet's Changtang (Northern Plateau) about 300 miles west-north-west of Lhasa in Phala Xiang, Ngamring county.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tibet_Autonomous_Region   (1058 words)

 Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tarim, river, north-western China, the principal river of the Xinjiang Uygur (Sinkiang Uighur) Autonomous Region.
Autonomous region of northwest China, bounded to the north by...
Situated in the northwest China, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was known in China as the Western Territory in ancient times.
au.encarta.msn.com /Xinjiang_Uygur_Autonomous_Region.html   (177 words)

 nmgnews --- Inner Mongolia marks 60 years as China's first autonomous region   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yang Jing, chairman of the regional government, said the basic rights of people, such as education, medical care, employment and religious beliefs, have been guaranteed and the Mongolian language and traditional culture has also been preserved and carried forward.
In addition to the five autonomous regions, China has also established autonomous prefectures and autonomous counties in areas with large numbers of ethnic minorities.
Of the 55 ethnic minorities, 44 have their own ethnic autonomous areas, and the population of ethnic minorities living in areas practicing regional autonomy accounts for 71 percent of the total population of ethnic minorities in China, statistics show.
english.nmgnews.com.cn /eng/article/20070809/104384_1.html   (719 words)

 Great Wall China Adoption :: About China :: Tibet or Xizang   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An autonomous region of China that is located along China's southern frontier with India, Nepal, and Bhutan, Tibet is composed of 471,700 square miles (1,221,700 square kilometers) of high plateaus and some of the tallest mountains in the world.
In the southern region it is milder, and precipitation ranges from 20 to 40 inches (50 to 100 centimeters).
China denounced the prize as politically motivated because it was awarded only months after the violent suppression of pro-democracy demonstrations in China as well as the crushing of independence protests in Tibet.
www.gwcadopt.org /china/provinces/tibet/index.php   (1482 words)

 Bhutan-China Relations: Bhutannewsonline.com
China proposed to exchange 495 sq km area of Pasamlung and Jakarlung valleys in the northern borders of central Bhutan (which China claims) for Sinchulumpa, Dramana and Shakhtoe with an area of 269 sq km in the north-west Bhutan.
Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji said that China and Bhutan are good-neighbourly countries, and the two countries had close contacts in the past, adding that Sino-Bhutanese relations have developed steadily since the two countries signed an agreement on the maintenance of peace and tranquillity in the border area in 1998.
Chinese Premier said that China and Bhutan are resolving their boundary issues through mutual understanding and reconciliation and the 16 rounds of talks to date had achieved successes.
www.bhutannewsonline.com /bhutan_china.html   (2744 words)

The Uighurs is one of the minority groups (see Appendix A) within China which China is quickly trying to obliterate from existence by the infiltration of the Chinese majority group, the Han, into their society.
China seeks to weaken the group in order to maintain the wealthy region of northern China known as Xinjiang and prevent losing the region by internal dissention within the minority groups of the region, the Muslim Uighurs being a primary one.
Chinese girls that are born in the region are sent to remote villages with a stipend of 300 Yen in order to attract a Uighur mate.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/6807/UIGHUR.html   (2098 words)

 Exploring Chinese History :: East Asian Region :: Tibet
Regardless of China's involvement in Tibetan affairs, Tibet's internal government was for centuries a theocracy (state governed by religious leaders), under the leadership of Buddhist lamas, or monks.
It is bounded on the north by Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province; on the east by Sichuan and Yunnan provinces; on the south by Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), India, Bhutan, and Nepal; and on the west by India.
Livestock raising is the primary occupation of the Tibetan Plateau region.
www.ibiblio.org /chinesehistory/contents/04ear/c07.html   (3462 words)

China was ruled by Han most of the time in the past except in Yuen Dynasty that Mongols ruled for less than 100 years and in Qing Dynasty, Manchuria ruled for almost 300 years.
China's boundary today was solidified in early Qing Dynasty in early 17th Century.
Before becoming an Autonomous Region in China, Tibet was under a feudal serfdom characterized by the dictatorship of upper-class monks and nobles.
www.index-china.com /minority/minority-english.htm   (2663 words)

 News & Views - Assembly Leaders from EU, China's Tibet Meet in Brussels (3/27/2002)
While welcoming the delegation from China's Tibet, Cox said Raidi and his six colleagues' visit to the European Parliament was a very important one and he hopes that both sides further promote the political dialogue at all levels and strengthen exchanges and mutual understanding.
The GDP of the Tibetan Autonomous Region in 2001 was 35.5 times that of 1951, he noted.
Chairman of the Standing Committee of the People's Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region Raidi, who is currently on a four-day visit to the EP and the Kingdom of Belgium, said at the opening ceremony that the exhibition is just a window through which Westerns can have a glimpse of the Tibet Autonomous Region.
www.chinahouston.org /news/2002327071822.html   (746 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia – Free Online Encyclopedia for Reference, Research, Facts
MONGOLIA [Mongolia] mŏn-gō´lēe, mŏng-, Asian region (c.906,000 sq mi/2,346,540 sq km), bordered roughly by Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China, on the west; the Manchurian provinces of China on the east; Siberia on the north; and the Great Wall of China on the south.
Mongolia is chiefly a region of desert and of steppe plateau from c.3,000 to 5,000 ft (910-1,520 m) high.
China, which earlier had gained control of Inner Mongolia, subjugated Outer Mongolia in the late 17th cent., but in the succeeding years struggled with Russia for control.
www.encyclopedia.com /printable.aspx?id=1E1:mongolreg   (550 words)

 CNN.com - China braces for further floods - June 17, 2002
Flooding is forecast in Hunan, Jiangxi, and Fujian provinces and the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, the China Daily reported Monday.
While floods often plague China in summer, the latest deluge has raised fears of a repeat of 1998, when the most devastating downpour in half a century killed more than 4,000 people and inundated 240,000 square kilometers (92,000 square miles) of farmland in China's rice bowl.
China has been striving to limit the potential of floods to bring chaos and destruction to the country.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/east/06/17/china.floods/index.html   (415 words)

 Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Autonomous region of northwest China, bounded to the north by Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Russia; to the east by Mongolia and Gansu; to the south by Qinghai and Tibet;; and to the west by Jammu and Kashmir, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan; area 1,646,800 sq km/635,800 sq mi (the largest political unit of China); population (2000 est) 19,250,000.
The oases formed an important link in the trading routes between China and western Asia and Europe, such as the medieval Silk Road, and were the route along which Buddhism reached China.
In the Republican period (1911–49), the province was ruled by warlords virtually independent of the central government, and the USSR was the dominant influence in the area.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0005394.html   (434 words)

 Inner Mongolia marks 60 years as China's first autonomous region
With an area of 1.18 million square kilometers, Inner Mongolia covers 12 percent of China's territory and is the third biggest of the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities on the Chinese mainland.
The Law of the People's Republic of China on Regional Ethnic Autonomy, which was amended and issued in 2001, explicitly stipulates that "the system of regional autonomy for ethnic minorities is a basic political system of the state."
The areas practicing regional autonomy for ethnic minorities in China account for 64 percent of the entire territory of the country, according to Mao Gongning, director of the Policy and Law Department with the State Ethnic Affairs Commission.
news.xinhuanet.com /english/2007-08/08/content_6495608.htm   (691 words)

 Inner Mongolia
The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is situated 97"12"-126"04" east longitude and 37"24"-53"23" north latitude with an area of 1.183 million square kilometers, taking up 1/8 of that of the country and ranking the 3rd in China.
It spans the northeast, north and northwest of China and borders Russia and Mongolia in the north with a boundary line as long as 4,221 kilometers, thus becoming am important frontier for China's opening to the outside world.
It is the first autonomous region of China established in 1947.
www.chinaculture.org /gb/en_map/2003-09/24/content_21549.htm   (498 words)

Major ethnic groups in the region are Uygur(維吾爾)and Han(漢), accounting for 47% and 39% of the region's population respectively.
With the second largest pastureland, the region is one of the major sheep farming areas and fine-wool producers in China.
In Urumqi, which is the largest consumer centre in the region, recorded Rmb10.7 billion retail sales of consumer goods in the first 11 months of 2000, an increase of 11.5% from the same period in 1999.
www.tdctrade.com /mktprof/china/mpxij.htm   (1477 words)

 Tibet Autonomous Region of China
The destruction of the temples over China in 1960's and 1970's was never sanctioned by the government and it is today illegal to deface and destroy anything religious in the Tibet region.
In 1959, a rebellion in the region and it was put down by the national army with loss of lives numbered in the hundred, perhaps thousands.
The population of the whole Tibet region in the 1950's was around 1 to 1.5 millions.
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 Sandstorm sweeps NW China region
URUMQI -- A rust-colored sandstorm hit over the southwestern part of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China, on Sunday, reducing visibility to less than 50 meters in affected areas.
Cars drive slowly with headlights on in a city in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region March 12, 2006 amid a sandstorm which reduced the visibility to about 50 meters.
A strong cold front began affecting Xinjiang on Saturday, causing sandstorms and gale force winds in parts of the westernmost region of China.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2006-03/12/content_533283.htm   (219 words)

 Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
In 1958, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was established, and it is now one of the five Minority Autonomous Regions in China.
Guangxi, called "Gui" for short, is situated in the southern part of China and is adjacent to the provinces of Yunnan to the west, Guizhou to the north, Hunan to the northeast, Guangdong to the southeast.
Nanning, the green bright pearl in China, is the capital of Guangxi Province.
www.shanghaifinance.com /attractions/guangxi/guangxi.php   (447 words)

 Introduction to Buddhism
Regardless of China's involvement in Tibetan affairs, Tibet's internal government was for centuries a theocracy (state governed by religious leaders), under the leadership of Buddhist lamas, or monks.
In 1956 a committee was established to prepare a constitution for Tibet as an autonomous region of China; the Dalai Lama was named chairman and the Panchen Lama first vice chairman of the committee.
In 1965 Tibet was formally established as an autonomous region of the People's Republic of China, and the Communist government announced that the region would undergo steady socialist reorganization.
www.mtholyoke.edu /courses/tyamashi/relig/lect22.htm   (589 words)

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