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  Province of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A province, in the context of China, is a translation of sheng (省 shěng), which is an administrative division of China.
Theoretically, provinces are also the first level division of the Republic of China on Taiwan, though this role has been greatly diminished.
Separated from Guangdong and established in 1988, Hainan is the youngest province of China.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Chinese_provinces   (675 words)

 Chinese language -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
Although Chinese is often regarded for cultural reasons as a single (A systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols) language, its range of regional variation is comparable to that of the (The group of languages derived from Latin) Romance languages.
There is even a saying in Chinese, nán chuán běi mǎ (南船北馬), meaning "boats in the south, horses in the north": the flat plains of northern China allow one to cross with relative ease using a horse, but the dense vegetation and numerous mountains and rivers of the south prevented this.
Chinese characters are understood as (Minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units) morphemes that are independent of phonetic change.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/chinese_language.htm   (5373 words)

 Encyclopedia: Chinese provinces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
Provinces form part of the first level in the administrative structure of the People's Republic of China.
Theoretically, provinces are also the first level division of the Taiwan, though this role has been greatly diminished.
In 1878, Xinjiang became a province, in 1909, Fengtian, Jilin, and Taiwan was made a province in 1887, but it was ceded to Japan in 1895.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Chinese-provinces   (514 words)

 Marco Polo Bridge Incident - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The province fell to the Japanese after their predictable victory, therefore areas to the west of Beijing were under Japanese control.
As the recent Chinese victory relied on outnumbering the opponent, he transferred Zhao's 132nd Division accompanied by Qin to a station at Nanyuan Town which was between the bridge and Beijing to keep up the pressure from concentration of Japanese forces.
The Chinese armies (KMT and CPC) were on constant retreat until the hard fought Chinese victory at Tai er zhuang.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marco_Polo_Bridge_Incident   (1871 words)

 FAO Fisheries Department Review of the State of World Aquaculture China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
The output of Chinese fisheries (capture and culture) increased at an APR of 13.0 between 1984 and 1995.
The national average growth rate of freshwater aquaculture in all Chinese provinces during 1992-1995 was 20%, with the average APR of individual provinces ranging from 4 to 43.
All coastal provinces have expanded their mariculture activities, especially Liaoning and Shangdong in the north and Jiangsu, Fujian and Guangdong provinces in the south.
www.fao.org /DOCREP/003/W7499E/w7499e11.htm   (2405 words)

 Provinces of China : Chinese provinces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
Major changes since then have been the reorganization of provinces in the Northeast after the Communist takeover in 1949 and the establishment of Autonomous Regions which are based on Soviet nationality theory.
Provinces theoretically are subservient to the People's Republic of China central government, but in practice provincial officials have a large amount of discretion with regard to economic policy.
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www.termsdefined.net /ch/chinese-provinces.html   (605 words)

 Chinese cities, chinese province
The total number of Chinese cities is 666.
The province with the fastest increase in population during the past decade: Guangdong Province (37.5% increase);
The Average Chinese Life-Span of the population was 70.8 years, that for male was 68.71, and female, 73.04.
www.chinatoday.com /city/a.htm   (691 words)

 Wikipedia:WikiProject Chinese provinces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This WikiProject aims primarily to standardize entries of the province-level divisions of the PRC.
When the province was formed; major changes in boundary/structure etc.
For example, instead of saying, "People from Henan are liars and cheats," please state: "In recent years it has become popular in China to stereotype people from Henan as liars and cheats." Then give possible reasons for this stereotype (e.g.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chinese_provinces   (486 words)

 Chinese population - Threat to Tibetan identity
The Chinese population transfer into Tibet is in large part the result of a government policy aimed at reducing the Tibetans to a powerless minority in their own country.
A Tibetan source estimates the Chinese population of Lhasa administration region in the mid 1980s to be 630,000; that of Shigatse, 170,000; that of Lhoga region, 93,000, that of Chamdo region, 320,000; that of Ngachu area, 85,000; and that of Ngari area, 150,000.
The Chinese figures do not include the military(37) which is estimated by various intelligence organizations to vary between 150,000 to 250,000 in the TAR and double those figures in the whole of Tibet.
www.tibet.com /Humanrights/poptrans.html   (3849 words)

 Chinese Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
By putting all the blame for China's weakness on the Manchus, Chinese intellectuals had a psychological comfort that it was the corrupt Manchu rule, not Chinese civilization itself, that explained China's weakness.
Because Sun came from a peasant family and had lived among overseas Chinese, he was in a better position to develop connections with the lower classes of Chinese society in revolutionary efforts.
It consisted mainly of overseas Chinese and Christians (such as clerks, workers, farmers and tailors), and was under the leadership of a small group of missionary-educated young people like Sun himself.
www.thecorner.org /hists/china/chin-revo.htm   (7072 words)

 hainan china province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
It adjoins Jiangxi and Hunan provinces to the north, Fujian...
Qiongzhou Strait is the island Province of Hainan.
Tibet, Yunan, Hainan and Jiangxi : are rural provinces in the South and West of China...
hainanchinaprovince.blogspot.com   (3105 words)

 Farm tax scrapped in 22 Chinese provinces
China's agriculture enters a new era of zero tax with 22 of its 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions on the mainland scrapping all agricultural taxes, releasing millions of farmers from their centuries-old tax burden in the world’s most populous nation.
With more provinces working to relieve burdens on farmers, whose income growth lagged behind their urban counterparts in the past two decades of reform and opening up, the target is expected to be fulfilled two or three years ahead of schedule.
The zero-tax policies were implemented in major agricultural provinces such as Henan, Shanxi, Heilongjiang and Jilin, and relatively developed provinces and municipalities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2005-01/18/content_410076.htm   (363 words)

 ipedia.com: Province Article
Province is a name for a subnational entity of government usually one step below the national level.
Also very populous are several other Chinese provinces, as well as Punjab, Pakistan, pop.
The largest provinces by area are Xinjiang, China (1,600,000 sq.
www.ipedia.com /province.html   (166 words)

 The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
Most Chinese Nung live in rural areas and are involved in agriculture, the backbone of the Chinese economy.
The Chinese Nung are famous for their distinctive forms of folk art and for the Yueh opera in the major city of Canton.
During the Chinese New Year, the lion dance is especially popular; and at the Dragon Boat Festival in early summer, dragon boat races are held on rivers and lakes.
www.ksafe.com /profiles/p_code5/308.html   (787 words)

 Chinese cities, provinces slash growth forecasts : HindustanTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
In the booming southern province of Guangdong, Governor Huang Huahua set the 2005 economic growth target at 10 per cent, down 4.2 percentage points from real growth reported in 2004, it said.
The slashed targets also could signal an attempt to eliminate a phenomenon in which provinces and cities routinely report annual growth rates which are higher than that of the country as a whole, casting doubts on the reliability of Chinese statistics.
Rapidly growing Shandong province in eastern China and the southern boomtown of Shenzhen, also cut their targets, while the financial powerhouse of Shanghai would aim for 11 per cent growth in 2005, down from 13.5 per cent in 2004, Xinhua said.
www.hindustantimes.com /news/181_1239716,00020008.htm   (392 words)

 AllRefer.com - Lhasa, China (Chinese Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Lhasa is the chief Tibetan trade center, connected by road with the Chinese provinces of Qinghai, Sichuan, and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and with India, Kashmir, and Nepal.
Prior to the Chinese occupation (1951) of Tibet, Lhasa was the center of Lamaism (see Tibetan Buddhism), and about half its population were Lamaist monks.
Increased protests and uprisings in the late 1980s against Chinese control of Tibet led China to impose (Mar., 1989) martial law on the region.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/L/Lhasa.html   (413 words)

 Helsingin Sanomat - International Edition - Foreign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
In the Chinese provinces, generating enough heat to attract the attention of Beijing is often the only way to get local grievances addressed.
Following a visit by Party Secretary Zhang Xuehong, responsible for Sichuan Province, and by a high-level delegation from Beijing, it was decided to halt work on the dam and raise the level of compensation for those affected.
Income disparities between the cities and the Chinese countryside are some of the most dramatic in the world, according to one Chinese study, and many farmers are angry at losing their land to expanding cities, highway projects, and new industrial areas.
www.helsinginsanomat.fi /english/article/1076154534823   (819 words)

 Chinese Provinces Form Regional Economic Bloc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
Whereas Beijing used to rely heavily on provinces to collect taxes, and then had to ask the provinces to hand over some of the proceeds, Beijing now has many federal taxes with revenues flowing directly into the national treasury.
Several provinces in southwestern China made a tentative effort at economic cooperation in the 1980's, but it largely petered out for lack of interest.
Chinese provinces still put considerable pressures on their many state-owned businesses not to buy goods from other provinces.
www.lezhou.net /0605/13.htm   (1142 words)

 Iranian, Chinese provinces to cooperate directly
During the visit Verdinejad discussed expansion of economic and trade cooperation between Iran and China and stressed on direct expansion of cooperation between provinces of the two countries.
The Chinese acting director explained that his country, after the economic development in the last couple of decades has actively participated in
He further explained that Chung Ching has fairly developed, noting that the Chinese government advocates the policy of encouraging its companies’ investment abroad. /en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=128455   (296 words)

 President of Russia | Speech at Meeting with Leaders of Russian Regions and Chinese Provinces
I would like to stress from the outset that one of the main aims of our two countries’ political dialogue is to foster broad cooperation between our business, scientific and education communities and to develop direct contacts between our citizens.
Along with other Chinese provinces and autonomous regions it is part of China’s national programme for large-scale development of its western regions.
China’s western provinces are home to a well-developed scientific and production complex working in both civilian and military areas.
www.kremlin.ru /eng/text/speeches/2004/10/15/1158_type82914_78085.shtml   (979 words)

 The Dynamics of Economic Growth 1985-2000 in Chinese Provinces - CERUM
This paper concerns the provincial growth pattern in China during the period 1985-2000.
The hypothesis that provinces with similar growth rates are more spatially clustered than by pure chance is tested.
We find evidence of spatial dependence between neighboring provinces and solve it by including a spatial lag, alternatively a spatial error term, in the growth equation.
www.umu.se /cerum/publikationer/info/publ_cop_1_03.html   (108 words)

The Mission of Yun-nan includes the whole Province of Yun-nan which is situated in the southwestern corner of China.
It adjoins Tonkin, Burma, Tibet, and the Chinese provinces of Sz-Chuen, Kwei chou, and Kwang-si.
In 1889 the mission comprised 1 bishop, 25 European missionaries, 7 Chinese priests, 53 churches or chapels, 1 seminary with 25 students, and 10,221 Catholics.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15738b.htm   (404 words)

 EconPapers: Protectionism and industry localization in Chinese provinces (?)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
These counter-intuitive findings lead us to evaluate whether the localization of industries in Chinese regions is rooted in a market process or on the opposite results from industrial and trade policies disconnected from the logic of comparative advantages.
It is found that the dynamics of comparative advantages and the forces of the new geographic economy are at work in Chinese provinces.
The role of protectionism in regional specialization appears to have increased between 1992 and 1997, especially in the provinces that are the least opened to the international.
netec.wustl.edu /WoPEc/data/Papers/wiwwiwrsaersa03p147.html   (474 words)

 Spain: 610 Office Representatives from Four Chinese Provinces are Under Investigation by the Spanish Police | ...
They are Zhang Xiaoguang of Heilongjiang Province, Zhang Xianlin of Beijing City, Dong Zongfang of Shangdong Province and Gao Kuixian from Jilin City.
The Spanish Police were seriously concerned after learning that the four Chinese officials’ crimes included actively participating in and organising the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.
Heilongjiang Province, Beijing City, Shangdong Province and Jilin City are four places where Falun Gong practitioners are being persecuted most severely.
www.clearharmony.net /articles/200412/23696p.html   (444 words)

 Chinese provinces do battle to land TSMC fab
TSMC is said to be asking for roads, power and other bits of infrastructure to be laid on too.
Shanghai is battling Jiangsu province for the fab.
Jiangsu bundled in water electricity and gas in its proposal to woo the Taiwanese company, according to Chinese sources.
www.theinquirer.net /17060216.htm   (226 words)

 Protests in 5 Chinese provinces
The directive also forbade domestic media, all of which are state-run, from reporting subsequent unrest in Sichuan, Hunan, Henan and Guangxi provinces and the city of Chongqing, the group said.
An official in the agricultural bureau for Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, confirmed the shutdown.
Shutting down the credit cooperatives is in line with other Zhu policies to straighten out the urban and national banking systems and prevent losses to ordinary Chinese.
www.expressindia.com /ie/daily/19990323/ige23079.html   (303 words)

 EMBASSY OF SWITZERLAND IN CHINA - Long Distance Similar Hearts - Folk Art from Eastern Switzerland and various Chinese ...
Around eighty paintings from various museums and collections in Switzerland and 40 Chinese paintings will be on display until October 21st 2001.
The painters from Beijing, Tianjing, Shanghai, Henan Province, Jilin Province, Shanxi Province, Xinjiang, etc., depicted scenes from their daily rural life.
Regardless of the differences between Chinese and Swiss agriculture, the paintings still demonstrate a similar affection for the plants and animals these farmers cultivate and rear.
www.sinoptic.ch /embassy/folk_art.htm   (1172 words)

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