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  Wikinfo | Four
Four is the smallest composite number, its proper divisors being 1 and 2.
Four is also the order of the smallest non-trivial groups that are not simple.
Four (四 pinyin si4) in considered an unlucky number in Chinese culture because it sounds like the word "death" (死 pinyin si3).
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 China Photo Tour China. Tourist Information - VIRTOURIST.COM
Although Beijing is the capital of China, Shanghai is the financial and cultural heart of this country.
The Venice of China, Zhou Zhuang is one of the ancient water towns in the Jiangsu province.
Lijiang is an ancient town in the Southern province of Yunnan.
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 Historical capitals of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chengdu (WG: Ch'eng-tu) was the capital of the Shu Kingdom during the period of the Three Kingdoms.
Chongqing (CPMR: Chungking) was the provisional capital of the government of Chiang Kai-shek during World War II (Second Chinese-Japanese War), and was briefly the seat of Chiang's ROC government during the Chinese civil war with the Communist Party of China.
Republic of China: it was the seat of the National Government before the Northern Expedition, and was briefly the seat of Chiang's ROC government during the Chinese civil war with the Communist Party of China.
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 Capital of China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chongqing City was the provisonal capital of the of Chiang Kai-shek during World War II (Second Chinese-Japanese War).
Republic of China after the Northern Expedition until the Japanese invasion in 1937 of WWII and after the war until Chiang Kai-Shek retreated to Taiwan in 1949.
Wuhan was the capital of a leftist Kuomintang government led by Wang Jingwei in opposition to Chiang Kaishek during 1920s.
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 China
China or Zhongguo (中國) is an ancient cultural and geographic entity in continental East Asia with some offshore islands which is currently divided between the People's Republic of China (governing Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau) and the Republic of China (governing Taiwan and several outlying Fujianese islands).
The historical capitals of China were mostly in the eastern part, and the four most commonly designated capitals are Nanjing, Beijing, Xi'an, and Luoyang.
China was one of the earliest centers of human civilization, and became a large united country with an advanced culture at a very early stage, outpacing the rest of the world in areas like art and science.
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 Beijing Municipality
; Pinyin: B?ij?ng;), a metropolis in northern China, is the capital of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
The government of the Republic of China on Taiwan has never formally recognized the name change, and during the 1950s and 1960s it was common in Taiwan for Beijing to be called Beiping to imply the illegitimacy of the PRC.
China then fell under the control of regional warlords, and the most powerful factions fought frequent wars (the Zhili-Anhui War, the First Zhili-Fengtian War, and the Second Zhili-Fengtian War) to take control of the capital at Beijing.
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 Xian
Xi'an is the capital of Shaanxi province, in China.
It was one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China because it has been the capital of many Chinese dynasties.
Xi'an Incident brought the Communist Party of China and Kuomintang to a truce so the two forces could concentrate on fighting against Japan.
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 Ancient Worlds News - Chinese used sticky rice to patch walls - 28/02/2005
Ancient Chinese craftsmen used a secret ingredient to keep their structures standing through the centuries, sticky rice.
During recent maintenance work on the city wall of the provincial capital Xi'an, workers found that plaster remnants on ancient bricks were quite hard to remove, says preservationist Qin Jianming.
It was one of the four great ancient capitals of China as it has been the capital of 13 dynasties.
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 Tourist Sites in China
As the capital of the People's Republic of China, Beijing is the nation's political, economic, cultural, and educational centre as well as being the most important centre in China for international trade and communications.
It is situated in the south-west frontier of China, south foot of the Mt. Tianshan, the hinterland of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the edge of Taklamakan Desert, the north-east edge of the largest basin in China, Tarim Basin.
The Ancient City of Jiaohe is located in the Yarnaz Valley, 13 kilometres (8 miles) west of Turpan, and was once the capital of the State of South Cheshi, which was one of the 31 states in the Western Region of China.
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 china ancient china chinadynasties
The capitals, one of which was at the site of the modern city of Anyang, were centers of glittering court life.
The Zhou dynasty had its capital at Hao, near the city of Xi'an, or Chang'an, as it was known in its heyday in the imperial period.
The effect was to inhibit the societal development of premodern China, resulting both in many generations of political, social, and spiritual stability and in a slowness of cultural and institutional change up to the nineteenth century.
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 Xi'an Summary
Xi'an is the provincial capital of Shaanxi Province in central China.
Known as one of the most important cities in Chinese history, Xi'an is listed as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China because it has been the capital of 13 dynasties, including the Zhou, Qin, Han, and Tang.
Qin Dynasty (221 BC-206 BC) constructed its capital in Xianyang, on the north shore of Wei River.
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 Xian, China
It was one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China because it has been the capital of 13 dynasties such as Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang.
Xi'an is the largest and most developed city in the northwestern part of China and is ranked among the 10 largest cities in the nation.
Qin Dynasty (221 BC-206 BC) constructed its capital in the north shore of Wei River, which was burned by Xiang Yu at the end of the dynasty.
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 The Ancient Capitals of China Tour
We begin in Beijing, capital almost without interruption since the 12th century, and today the cultural and political center where the Imperial past and the dynamic present converge.
Luoyang, capital of the Zhou Dynasty, is known today for the Longmen Caves, whose art marks the high point of Buddhist culture in China.
Four nights will be spent at the deluxe Grand Hotel, centrally located a short walk to Tiananmen Square.
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 Maps of Nanjing - JohoMaps
Nanjing first became a capital in 229 AD, where Sun Quan of the Wu Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms Period relocated its capital to Jianye (建邺), a city he extended on the basis of Jinling Yi in 211 AD.
Nanjing was the capital of the Taiping Kingdom in the mid-19th century, being renamed as Tianjing (天京) (lit.
Yet in 1928, the Kuomintang (KMT) under Chiang Kai-Shek again established Nanjing as the capital of China (Republic of China), as opposed to a government in Beijing led by northern warlords and an alternate government in Wuhan led by Wang Jingwei.
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 Wikinfo | China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
China (Traditional Chinese: 中國, Simplified Chinese: 中国, Pinyin: Zhōnggúo) is an ancient cultural and geographic entity in continental East Asia with some offshore islands which since 1949 has been divided between the People's Republic of China (governing Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau) and the Republic of China (governing Taiwan and several outlying Fujianese islands).
The historical capitals of China were mostly in the east.
There are now two nations which lay formal claim to the title of "China": the People's Republic of China (also called "Mainland China") and the pre-revolution government of the Republic of China which administers Taiwan and several small islands of Fujian.
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 China Provinces
China is divided into 22 sheng (provinces), five zizhiqu (autonomous regions), and four shih (municipalities under direct control of the central government).
China's government uses adjustments to administrative divisions as a policy tool, and approximately 1% of the county-level units are changed each year.
China in 1900 consisted of eighteen provinces, the traditional heartland of the empire.
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 Xi'an   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Zhou Dynasty established its capital in Fēng (沣/灃) and Hào (镐/鎬) between the late 11th century BCE and 770 BCE, both located West of contemporary Xi'an.
Qin Dynasty (221-206 BCE) constructed its capital in Xianyang (咸阳), on the north shore of Wei River.
One of the four sacred Taoist mountains, Mount Hua, is located at the east of the city.
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 China Ancient Capitals Discovery Tour / 12 Days, PC07, www.discoverchinatours.com
It is the most complete city wall survived in China as well as one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.
Then in 1582, it was moved to its present pivotal position, in the very heart of the city at the junction of four main streets extending to the east, south, west and north, for rebuilding and later restorations.
It is the longest ancient city wall in the world and is 0.7 kilometers longer than Beijing's city wall and 1.7 kilometers longer than the wall in Paris.
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 China Things To Do - Travel Guides - VirtualTourist.com
The Great Wall which most tourists visit today was built during the Ming Dynasty, starting around the year 1368 and lasting till around 1640.
In ancient China, the Emperor of China was regarded as the "Son of Heaven", who administered earthly matters on behalf of, and representing, heavenly authority.
The Forbidden City is located at the exact center of the ancient city of Beijing, was the imperial palace during the mid-Ming and the Qing Dynasties.
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 American Airlines Gateway to China: American Airlines Gateway to China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It is recognized as the political, educational, and cultural center of the People's Republic of China and is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.
Establishing new nonstop China service for a vast region that has never had such nonstop service is the greatest public interest need that should be addressed.
In the last China proceeding held by the Department of Transportation in 2005, both American and Continental were awarded first time ever rights to fly to China (one route each).
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 The Great Wall of China: Shanhaiguan Pass
It is also considered the No.1 pass of the Great Wall and the key to the defense of two ancient capitals - Beijing in the east and Chang'an (Xian) in the west.
It is connected with the Great Wall which stretches onto the rolling Yanshan Mountains in the north and into the Bohai Sea in the south with parts and battlements that form a strong and powerful defense system.
Tourist attractions in the vicinity include the Jiaoshan Section which has the Great Wall meandering along the mountain ridges, Shanhaiguan Great Wall Museum which has some interesting pictures, relics and clothes depicting the life story of this snaking construction, and a temple dedicated to Meng Jiangnu, one of China's devoted heroines.
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 Xi'an - China Tour - Travel to China
Xi'an (zh-cpw c=西安 p=Xī'ān w=Hsi-An; literal meaning: "Western Peace") is the capital of Shaanxi Provinces of Chinaprovince, in China and a sub-provincial city.
It was one of the Capital of ChinaFour Great Ancient Capitals of China because it has been the capital of 13 dynasties such as Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC)Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang DynastyTang.
Zhou Dynasty established its capital in Feng (沣) and Hao (镐;) between the late 11th century BC and 770 BC, both located west of contemporary Xi'an.
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 Jiangsu Travel Guide: Jiangsu Tour, Map, Hotel, Tips, Jiangsu China
Nanjing, one of the six ancient capitals of China, is also the administrative center of Jiangsu Province.
Opened on December 23, 1968, it is one of the greatest achievements of the Communist Party and a great source of pride to the Chinese.
As one of the four "furnace" cities in China, tourists are advised not to visit Nanjing during summer.
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 My top 5 - Bob Carr - Take five - {Columns} - Travel - smh.com.au
One of the four great ancient capitals of China, Xi'an is an important centre of archaeology, with sites like the terracotta warriors.
On the way into the city from the airport you see mounds which indicate there is an ancient tomb underneath.
I was there in the Christmas holidays of 2001 when we got news of the bushfire crisis in NSW and we cut the trip short and headed home.
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 1919 China Historical Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 Render Avenue / Hien’s playground » Blog Archive » China (2005)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Beijing, a city in northern China, is the capital of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Beijing is one of the four municipalities of the PRC, equivalent to a province in China’s administrative structure.
The fall of Guangzhou to the Communist armies in late Oct., 1949, signaled the Communist takeover of all China.
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 LEXCORP CRUISE & TOUR - River cruises and tours in China, Thailand, Russia, Vietnam. Cambodia, Ukraine, Europe: ...
It has served as the capital of China during several historical periods, and is listed as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.
The strange pines, absurd stones, sea of clouds and hot springs are the four wonders of Mt. Huangshan.
Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to Beijing, China's capital.
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