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  Historical capital of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Historical capitals in use prior to the 20th century.
Historical capitals in use from the 20th century onwards.
Wuhan was the capital of a leftist Kuomintang government led by Wang Jingwei in opposition to Chiang Kaishek during the 1920s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Historical_capital_of_China   (813 words)

 China's Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
China has a land border of 22,143.34 kilometers long and is bordered by twelve countries: Korea in the east; Russia in the northeast and the northwest; Mongolia in the north; India, Pakistan, Bhutan and Nepal in the west and southwest; Burma, Laos and Vietnam in the south.
According to the third population census of 1982, the total population of China was 1,031,882,511 as of July 1, 1982, and by a recent estimate (July 1994) the population is 1,190,431,106.
Beijing, the capital of China, is situated to the west of the Bohai Sea and on the northeast fringe of the North China Plain.
www.cs.cmu.edu /afs/cs.cmu.edu/project/theo-3/data/web_country/china/Geography.tu5020.html   (1494 words)

 China General Information Base, China Information
China lies mainly in the northern temperate zone under the influence of monsoon.
China population is distributed unevenly with more in the east (more than 300 persons per square kilometer) and fewer in the west (about 40 persons per square kilometer.
The Yangtze of 6,300 kilometers is the longest river in China.
www.chinatoday.com /general/a.htm   (1251 words)

 Chang'an - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
As the capital of the Western Han Dynasty, it was the centre of China's politics, economy and culture, the start of the Silk Road and an international metropolis which was comparable with the city of Rome at that time.
After the Western Han, the Eastern Han government made Luoyang the capital and renamed Chang'an to Xijing (western capital) (China had, for cosmological reasons, always four "capitals").
In 582, emperor of the Sui Dyansty selected a place in the southeast of it to build a new capital which he called Daxing city (renamed as Chang'an in the Tang Dynasty).
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Changan   (461 words)

 China (03/05)
Whenever China was conquered by nomadic tribes, as it was by the Mongols in the 13th century, the conquerors sooner or later adopted the ways of the "higher" Chinese civilization and staffed the bureaucracy with Chinese.
China is now one of the leading recipients of FDI in the world, receiving $64 billion in 2004, for a cumulative total of $563.8 billion.
China is not a member of the Australia Group, an informal and voluntary arrangement made in 1985 to monitor developments in the proliferation of dual-use chemicals and to coordinate export controls on key dual-use chemicals and equipment with weapons applications.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/18902.htm   (11645 words)

 Chinese cities, tour attractions
Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province in east China, lies close to the mouth of the Qiantang River at the western end of the Gulf of Hangzhou.
Nanning is the capital of the Guangxi Autonomous Region in southwest China.
This capital of Hubei Province, Wuhan lies at the confluence of the Yangzi and Han Rivers, roughly midway between Beijing and Guangzhou.
www.chinatour.com /attraction/attraction.htm   (3314 words)

 China's Great Leap Forward
It was the pivotal event that led China to adopt reforms in rural areas after Mao's death in 1976, resulting in the dismantlement of the people's communes that the Chinese government had fervently advocated during the Great Leap Forward.
Mao wanted China to become a leading industrial power, and to accomplish his goals he and his colleagues pushed for the construction of steel plants across the country.
Institutional changes in China are the result of a contest between the elite and the masses, between the state and the society, he said.
chronicle.uchicago.edu /960314/china.shtml   (1330 words)

 Capital of China, Beijing, Regent Tour China
Beijing, an autonomous city with the status of a province, is not only the political centre of the country, it also plays an outstanding part in the nation's cultural, economic, scientific and academic life.
The historic city center which dates from the Ming dynasty (14th-17th c.) has largely preserved its original appearance.
Among the city's historical and cultural monuments are the Imperial Palace, the Beihai park, the Coal Hill Park and Heavenly Temple.
www.regenttour.com /chinaplanner/pek/bj-welcome.htm   (417 words)

 Capital of Sichuan Province, Chengdu, Regent Tour China
With over 2,000 years of history, this capital city of Sichuan province is one of the most beautiful cities in China.
The city is located in southwest China, in the west Sichuan plain, at the confluence of the Nan and Fu rivers.
An ancient walled city, it was the capital of the Shu kingdom (3rd century A.D.).
www.regenttour.com /chinaplanner/ctu/ctu-glance.htm   (460 words)

 IPCS - China & East Asia
While examining the increasing inflow of FDI and China?s burgeoning regional trade, they make several important points with regard to the nature of this FDI, noting that despite China?s image as a global manufacturing base, more than two-thirds of foreign manufacturing in China is for the domestic market.
For example, it may be true that at the end of 2001, China?s government debt is less than 16% of GDP but this should not obscure the sheer size of that debt and the enormous implications it has for the national as well as the world economy.
Zhang Yunling and Victor L L Chu, analyze China?s relations with its neighbours: the former in terms of its participation in the new regionalism involving the ASEAN + 3 formula and the latter with Japan in particular.
www.ipcs.org /China_east_asia_bookReview2.jsp?kValue=57   (1290 words)

 AsiaFinest Discussion Forum -> Where should China's capital be located?
As we all know, China has had many capitals during its history, there is no single city that's exclusively been capital for China.
South Korea is moving their country's capital away from Seoul, it's not unreasonable to contemplate that China would do the same.
I don't see a pressing need for capital relocation, but if the capital were to be relocated, I would recommend somewhere in central China to foster the developement of the interior.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=19978   (1554 words)

 AAS Abstracts: China Session 53   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Because it was the capital of a conservative dynasty which asserted strong control over the metropolis, Beijing was slower to modernize than other important Chinese cities.
This is surprising given that it was the undisputed political and cultural capital of China during the late imperial era, and that it has been China's capital for most of the twentieth century.
A once unrivaled imperial capital thus increasingly registered in the minds of intellectuals as a regional outpost whose native population was as culturally and financially impoverished as other urban populations in China.
www.aasianst.org /absts/1997abst/China/c53.htm   (1010 words)

 Beijing-the Capital of beautiful China
Beijing, the heart of China, has a population of 12 million.
Yet the attractions to the tourists are still the huge Palace, museums and the historical records of the earliest civilization on earth.
The West and Japan led by America are continuous in their effort to promote the theory that China is threatening the world peace.
www.index-china-travel.com /g-beijing.html   (166 words)

 China History Topic Center - China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
History of China History_of_China China is one of the world's oldest continuous major civilizations, with written records dating back about 3,500 years...
Historical capital of China Numerous cities have been the capital of China during the course of history.
History of the Republic of China History_of_China The Republic of China succeeded the Qing Dynasty in China and ruled mainland China from 1912 to 1949 and has rul...
www.famouschinese.com /topic/China_History   (751 words)

 Unfocused: Xi'an - From Bronze to Dumplings
Today, we arrived for a two night stay in Xi'an, a historical dynastic capital of China known best to foreigners as the home of the army of terra cotta warriors discovered in the 70s.
At the center of this 7 million inhabitant city is the original historic city, surrounded by a "city wall" 10 miles around, complete with battlements, gates, drawbridge, and moat.
The means of negotiating this circle reminded us of a previous visit to China -- our first exposure to the no-holds-barred approach to driving in the smaller cities.
www.focusedperformance.com /2004/10/xian-from-bronze-to-dumplings.html   (545 words)

 Maps of China and asia
China is bordered by Russia, India, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Vietnam.
China's long-range economic development plan for the 21-th century places greatest emphasis on the Western Region.
China is actively promoting the re-building of international highway following the historic Silk Road spanning from China to Europe.
www.chinapage.com /map/map.html   (278 words)

 The Ancient Capital-Beijing of China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
eijing, the capital of the people's Republic of China, is the political, economic, scientific and cultural centre of the countory.
eijing was the Capital as early as 1122 B.C. in the Domain of Yan and the secondary capital of Liao Dynasty.
Beijing as about one thousand years old ancient capital of China, is a history museum with precious historical relics and scenic sports.
www.chinapages.com /beijing/beijing.html   (133 words)

 RGE - Where is China keeping its reserves ...
Moreover, China is large enough that its numbers impact on the global statistics: in 2003, the world added roughly $60 billion in euro and yen reserves, and $440 billion in dollar reserves.
China's push into Africa is all the more remarkable because it comes when that continent has become the virtual stepchild of the international trade system, a mere footnote -- or worse, simply unmentioned in discussions of global commerce.
China's higher profile is all the more striking, analysts, executives and diplomats say, as Washington's preoccupation with Iraq and terrorism has left it seemingly disengaged from the region, which in turn has found the United States more off-putting and harder to penetrate after Sept. 11.
www.rgemonitor.com /blog/setser/91264   (11768 words)

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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Beijing is the country's economic, cultural and transportation center as well as a famous historical capital of China.
Located in northwest North China Plain, Beijing is the second largest city in China with a population of more than 11 million and is ideal to visit all year.
It is a hub of communications, with good railroad and air links with all parts of China and with major cities of the world, thus facilitating the rapid development of tourism as an important industry in Beijing.
www.leisuretravelgroup.com /destinations/destination.cfm?destinationid=34&UTP=CONSUMER&agency_id=637&type=CONSUMER   (203 words)

 General Tours - Historical China, Tibet & the Yangtze19 Days from $3,599 Including Airfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A journey to the ancient kingdoms of China and Tibet begins as you depart the USA aboard your flight to China.
Later today you’ll fly to Xian, the ancient capital of China for 11 dynasties, and take a walk along the top of the ancient Ming city wall before a special dinner of dumplings — a specialty of the Shanxi Province.
Whether its Wanxian tucked in between rolling mountains, China’s “Ghost City” or Fengdu with its grim statues of ghosts and devils or Shibaozhi’s 12 story red wooden pagoda each is sure to delight.
www.generaltours.com /tour_itin.php?tour_seq=412   (1008 words)

 China Historical Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
A portion of "Originalkarte der Provinz Kwang Tung (Canton) zur Ubersicht der Deutschen Missions-Stationen" from Mittheilungen aus Justus Perthes' Geographischer Anstalt uber Wichtige Neue Erforschungen auf dem Gesammtgebiete der Geographie von Dr. A.
From Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd, 1923.
Ports in China, Japan and the Philippines 1860 Part II Plans of Schanghai [Shanghai, China], Iloilo [Philippines], Sual [Port Sual, Philippines], Taiwan [now Tainan, Taiwan], Zamboanga [Philippines], Khiungtscheu [Kiungshan/ch'iung-Shan, China] From Mittheilungen aus Justus Perthes' Geographischer Anstalt uber Wichtige Neue Erforschungen auf dem Gesammtgebiete der Geographie von Dr. A.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/historical/history_china.html   (1047 words)

 The National Citizens' Initiative - Raffi Hovannisian Takes Message to China
On the heels of an international conference of the Nuclear Disarmament Forum in Zug, Switzerland, and a series of contacts in Moscow, Hovannisian arrived in Beijing on October 15 at the invitation of the Chinese government.
In-depth meetings with CIIS President Song Mingjiang, formerly China’s Ambassador in Brussels, and Vice President Ruan Zongze considered Armenian and Chinese policy prospects, and finalized programs of cooperation between CIIS and the Yerevan-based Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) and the National Citizens’ Initiative (NCI) founded by Hovannisian.
Raffi Hovannisian also traveled to Xi’an, China’s historical capital, where he was received by the governor of Shaanxi province and its foreign affairs department.
www.nci.am /pr/china   (370 words)

 RGE - China‚Äôs capital controls and the RMB
And if the situation really got out of hand,  China could, of course, just reimpose capital controls - so this entire debate is rather theoretical.   The evidence we have doesn't suggest that China's capital controls work perfectly, but it does suggest that they work.
With capital controls it is much harder to do this since any money corrupt managers and officials steal will be in a Chinese bank, where they can be impounded, rather than in the Cayman Islands.
Now we can debate what inflation in China really is and whether this leaves real interest rates too low, but there is little evidence in the HK renminbi markets or even a fl market in China to suggest locals are trying to flee the renminbi.
www.rgemonitor.com /blog/setser/99224   (6141 words)

 American Public Health Association - APHA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Beijing is the national political, cultural, scientific and educational hub of China and also serves as a major stage for international activities.
Explore China's historical capital city, the famous Tiananmen Square and the Ming Tomb Museum.
As the ancient capital of 11 dynasties and one of China's oldest and most illustrous cities, it is the nation's #1 tourist site.
www.apha.org /wfpha/travel.htm   (456 words)

 Indian, Chinese, & Japanese Emperors
India and China are the sources of the greatest civilizations in Eastern and Southern Asia.
The lion capital of the pillar at Sarnath is now used as the official crest of modern India, with the Wheel of the Law (Dharmachakra) on it (as at right) on the flag of India.
Barbarians, the Hsiung-nu [Xiongnu], sacked the capital of Luoyang in 311.
www.friesian.com /sangoku.htm   (12062 words)

 Betchart Expeditions - Asia
After visiting the vibrant and historical capital of China, we will travel north from Beijing to the Chaoyang Basin in Liaoning Province where late-Jurassic shales hold fossils that have contributed much to what we know about the evolutionary transition from reptiles to birds.
Shanghai is China’s most economically progressive city, yet it preserves a remarkable array of historical sites like the waterfront bund and the old commercial center.
Beyond learning about feathered dinosaurs and visiting historic sites of global importance, our journey through the Middle Kingdom will confront a variety of fascinating questions about the natural and cultural heritage of China.
www.betchartexpeditions.com /asia_china_dinosaurs.htm   (722 words)

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