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  China - MSN Encarta
China, officially the People’s Republic of China (Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo), country in East Asia, the world’s largest country by population and one of the largest by area, measuring about the same size as the United States.
China proper centers on the agricultural regions drained by three major rivers—the Huang He (Yellow River) in the north, the Yangtze (Chang Jiang) in central China, and the Zhu Jiang (Pearl River) in the south.
China borders the East China Sea and North Korea on the east; Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan on the north; Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan on the west; and India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Vietnam, and the South China Sea on the south.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761573055/China.html   (1111 words)

 Northeast China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The heartland of the region is the Northeast China Plain.
Northeast China was the homeland of several nomadic tribes, including the Manchus (or Jurchens), Ulchs, Hezhen (also known as the Goldi and Nanai).
In 1644, the Manchu conquered the entirety of China and established the Qing dynasty (1644–1912).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Northeast_China   (727 words)

 Asia Times Online :: China News, China Business News, Taiwan and Hong Kong News and Business.
Now that China's leadership has launched a concerted attempt to revitalize the entire northeast region, the UNDP is considering reviving the project.
The northeast endured nearly a quarter of the 30-40 million lay-offs of SOE employees, and has been the epicenter of worker protests.
While the campaign in China's poor West focuses on massive infrastructure spending - around $75 billion to date - the broad goals of the northeast project are structural: industrial diversification, further state-sector reform, and encouragement of the stunted private sector.
www.atimes.com /atimes/China/GI14Ad03.html   (1177 words)

 Mountain Voices: oral testimonies from northeast and southwest China
One collection was gathered in Huanglongsi, in China's Hebei province, in the northeast.
Narrators were from six different villages in four of the poorest counties in China: Luquan and Lancang counties in Yunnan province, in the Hengduan mountains; Weining county in Guizhou province; and Bama county in Guangxi province.
In southwest China, interviews were gathered by members of Oxfam Hong Kong's China office (coordinated by Wylie Liu and Li Bo), and the Yunnan Minority Gender and Development Group (coordinated by Professor He Zhonghua).
www.mountainvoices.org /china.asp   (1369 words)

 China in the Electronic Passport
China is about the same size as the United States, but is more than four times as crowded.
China manages to feed about twenty-three percent of the world's population from about seven percent of the world's arable land.
China has many large cities, but the Chinese people cannot change their residence without permission from the government.
www.mrdowling.com /614china.html   (459 words)

 First Electric Railway in Northeast China Open to Traffic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
German technologies and equipment on power supply have been integrated into the railroad renovation, which is designed to ease the transport bottleneck in northeast China and expand transportation there, said Lu Junsheng, deputy director of the Shenyang railroad administration.
China's first passenger-only railway, linking Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, and Qinhuangdao, a port city in northern Hebei Province, began operation on Sunday.
The new line is expected to relieve the burden on railway transport in north and northeast China, and to stimulate economic development in northeast China and areas along the Bohai Bay, said Liu Youmei, an academician with the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
www.chinapage.com /road/electric_railroad.html   (486 words)

 Geography of China (Topography, Rivers, Climate)
China's topography is varied and complicated, with towering mountains, basins of different sizes, undulating plateaus and hills, and flat and fertile plains.
China's 46.35 billion tons of iron ore are mainly distributed in northeast, north and southwest China.
China has the world's largest reserves of tungsten, tin, antimony, zinc, molybdenum, lead, mercury and other nonferrous metals; its reserves of rare earth metals far exceed the total for the rest of the world.
www.asianinfo.org /asianinfo/china/geography.htm   (1489 words)

 CNN.com - China mine blast kills 203 - Feb 15, 2005
In 1942, China's northeast was the site of the world's deadliest coal mining disaster when an accident killed 1,549 miners in Japanese-occupied Manchuria during World War II.
China's mines are by far the world's deadliest, with some 6,300 deaths last year in mine floods, explosions and fires.
Fuxin is one of China's oldest coal mining regions, and many of its mines have already been depleted, according to state media reports.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/asiapcf/02/14/china.mine/index.html   (665 words)

 Shenyang, the Capital of Liaoning, China
Shenyang, the capital of liaoning province, is the economic, cultural, financial and commercial center of Northeast China.
Shenyang is located in the southern part of Northeast China, in the center of Liaoning Province,122°25'-123°48' E and 41°11'-43°2' N. Situated in the inland area of Liaodong Peninsula.
Shenyang Taoxian International Airport is the largest pivotal airport in Northeast China, operating 0ver 40 domestic and international lines with direct flights to major cities in China, and countries and regions 1ike Japan, Russia, Korea, and Hong Kong.
www.china-rmb.com /shenyang/shenyang.html   (745 words)

 International Market Research - SEWAGE/WASTEWATER TREATMENT-NORTHEAST CHINA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In 2000, Northeast China discharged 2.07 billion tons of municipal sewage and 1.99 billion tons of industrial wastewater, which represented 9.36% and 10.25% of the total sewage and wastewater discharged throughout China in 2000.
Northeast China discharged 2.07 billion tons of municipal sewage, which represented 9.36% of the national total discharge load (22.09 billion tons) in 2000.
That year, the population of Northeast China was 106.55 million, which represented 8.23% of the total population in China (1.3 billion).
strategis.ic.gc.ca /epic/internet/inimr-ri.nsf/en/gr111976e.html   (2633 words)

China's largest city, Shanghai, is located near the terminus of this river.
As cultivated in China, rice farming is an example of: A. labor-intensive peasant agriculture; B. land-extensive machine agriculture; C. a society with a high percentage urban population; D. a thinly populated Third World landscape.
China's land area is approximately equal to that of the United States; B. China is one of the two oldest continuous civilizations; C. China's population remains concentrated in the country's western half; D.; China remains a dominantly rural society; E. China contains subtropical climates in its south.
maps.unomaha.edu /Peterson/funda/Notes/Notes_Exam3/China.html   (3091 words)

 Special Report - China Northeast
Northeast China, which consists of Heilongjiang, Liaoning and Jilin, is the country's old industrial base.
In view of this, revitalising the old industrial base of Northeast China was put on top of the central government's agenda at the 16th Communist Party Congress in November 2002.
The situation is even worse in Northeast China, where from 1997 to 2002, one-in-four of the 34 million redundant SOE workers in China were laid off in the region.
www.hkchcc.org /chinanortheast.htm   (3925 words)

 CNN.com - Life for China orgy planners - Dec. 17, 2003
China has sentenced two people to life in jail for their part in organizing a mass orgy for hundreds of Japanese tourists.
The sex party at a five-star hotel in the southern city of Zhuhai in September sparked intense public outrage as it coincided with the 72nd anniversary of the start of Japan's occupation of northeast China.
Earlier this year, China issued a formal diplomatic protest after a Chinese man died and several others were injured by abandoned Japanese chemical weapons unearthed in the northeast of the country.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/asiapcf/east/12/17/china.orgy   (493 words)

 Nationalities in China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Before China’s national liberation in 1949, farmers here did not have the capability of harnessing the Yellow River, and the county was often referred to as "arid Xunhua." The Salars are mainly farmers, going in for such crops as wheat, Tibetan barley, buckwheat and potatoes.
The Xibe ethnic minority, with a population of 127,900, is widely distributed over northern China from the Ili area in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the west to the northeast provinces of Jilin and Liaoning.
There are in China 286,500 Shuis, the majority of whom dwell on the upper reaches of the Longjiang and Duliu rivers that meander across plains and rolling land interspersed with vast expanses of forests in southern Guizhou Province.
www.chinahighlights.com /travelguide/nationalities.htm   (6872 words)

 People's Daily Online -- Booming expo industry helps revitalize northeast China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The northeast region, including Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces, produced China's first batch of steel, machine tools, locomotives and planes after the founding of New China in 1949.
Northeast China is shoring up its position as the country's fourth exhibition base, following Chinese business hub Shanghai, capital Beijing and southern city Guangzhou, according to the latest survey by the Ministry of Commerce.
The booming expo industry in northeast China has driven the rapid development of other sectors, especially the tertiary industry, which will in turn contribute to the revival of the old industrial base, experts say.
english.people.com.cn /200609/23/eng20060923_305544.html   (376 words)

 Asia Times Online - News from greater China; Hong Kong and Taiwan
The northeast China regional electricity market covers a total area of 1.2 million square kilometers, involving 100 million residents.
China has accelerated the reform of monopolized industries such as telecommunications, electricity and civil aviation.
To solve this problem, China has increased investment in construction of new power plants and at the same time, accelerated the reform of power industry.
www.atimes.com /atimes/China/FA17Ad02.html   (420 words)

 CNN.com - Mine blast kills 39 in northeast China - July 8, 2002
BEIJING, China -- At least 39 miners have been killed in a gas explosion in a mine in Heilongjiang province in northeastern China.
Another four miners who were inside the pit at the time of the explosion in the Dingsheng mine are missing and rescuers say there is little hope of finding them alive.
China's notoriously unsafe mines have already claimed over 3,000 lives this year, despite authorities repeated promises that they would crackdown on substandard mines.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/east/07/08/china.mine   (319 words)

 Discovery Channel :: China's 1st Taikonaut Lands Safely
China's leaders had much riding on a successful mission, hoping it would promote patriotism, national cohesion and legitimacy for its rule and state-run television devoted extensive coverage to the "glorious" return.
She said the unveiling of the Chinese and United Nations flags by Yang while in orbit was intended to highlight the pursuit of peaceful space exploration.
China is likely to aim for a space station in 2008, and, in close contest with India, an unmanned mission to the moon the same year, experts forecast.
dsc.discovery.com /news/afp/20031013/china3.html   (758 words)

 Shantou Northeast Airfield - China Military Forces
This airfield, which is located to the northeast of the city of Shantou, is the headquarters of an Air Division subordinated to the Guanagzhou Military Region's 7th Air Army.
In March 2000 it was reported that the PLA Air Force was deploying new air-defense missiles [possibly batteries of Russian-made S-300 missiles] opposite Taiwan at the coastal cities of Xiamen and Shantou, and at Longtian, near Fuzhou.
China has a total of six HQ-2 facilities near Taiwan, also including airfields at Fuzhou, Zhangzhou near Xiamen, and the military airfield at Liancheng.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/china/facility/shantou.htm   (298 words)

The Korqin Sandy Lands are geographically located between 117°15' and 123°43' Eastern Longitude, and between 42°20' and 44°50' Northern Latitude, on the alluvial plain of the Western Liaohe River Basin, southeast of the Greater Khing'gan Mountains Range and north of the Yanshan Mountain Range.
The Korqin Sandy Lands are located in the transition between China's Northeast flora and the Mongolian flora.
davidiana is distributed in Northeast Asia, and is found in the mountains of North and Northeast China, the Far East of Russia and in Korea.
www.fao.org /docrep/006/ad110e/ad110e01.htm   (2787 words)

 The Hindu : The Northeast & China
The terrain along the 1,030-km-long heavily-wooded border that Arunachal Pradesh shares with China's Tibet region continues to be as inhospitable as before.
Even a dam burst in China's upper reaches is capable of creating immense devastation in Arunachal Pradesh and further down in the Brahmaputra plains.
China confirmed the dam burst but said it was not an artificial dam but a natural one, 60m-high and 2.5-km-wide, that had burst.
www.hindu.com /2000/11/04/stories/05042524.htm   (1169 words)

 Toxic water of polluted river reaches Harbin
The front of the polluted water of Songhua River in northeast China reached Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang Province, on early Thursday morning, local environment authority said.
Polluted Songhua River is seen as the State Environment Protection Administration confirmed Wednesday that pollutants containing benzene and nitrobenzene contaminated the river after a chemical-plant blast at the upper reaches in Northeast China.
China confirmed Wednesday that an explosion at a petrochemical plant had caused "major pollution" of the Songhua River.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2005-11/24/content_497399.htm   (525 words)

 3.5.2004 -- U.S. Commercial Service China
In view of sub-industries, the top three with the increase of revenue in petroleum and chemical industry are oil and gas exploration with 70.5% of the total industry revenue, chemical with 23.9% and crude oil processing with 5.2%.
In order to control the environmental pollution from hazardous waste, medical waste and radioative waste, China is going to spend 14.92 billion RMB (USD 1.8 billion) in the coming three years to safely store and dispose of hazardous waste in China by and large.
The All China Sports Federation (ACSF) and The China Olympic Committee (COC) announced on November 28, 2003 that e-sport games were officially identified as the 99th sports game in the country under the auspices of the General Administration of Sports of China.
www.buyusa.gov /china/en/ccb040305.html   (1835 words)

 Northeast China Rain
Now that Northeast China has entered its summer rainfall season, flooding and waterlogging become a greater threat to summer crops than drought.
According to local authorities, planting and emergence of summer crops in Northeast China was delayed by 7 to 10 days in many areas due to unusually cool weather in mid-April, which appeared just after the spring wheat crop was planted and as corn/soybean planting was about to commence.
Heilongjiang is China’s most important soybean province (more than 40 percent of total output) and a major producer of spring wheat (1st), corn (5th), and japonica rice.
www.pecad.fas.usda.gov /highlights/2006/06/china_26jun2006   (811 words)

 Understanding the Geographies of China (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
China not only has the world’s largest population (over 1.3 billion), but it also is an extremely large country (more than 9.5 million square kilometers) with immense physical and cultural diversity.
Contrasted with eastern China, Xinjiang is a landscape of deserts, mountains, and oases.
Central China and the Yangzi River region are well served by the river as well as its major tributaries and their lakes.
www.aasianst.org.cob-web.org:8888 /EAA/mccoll.htm   (3179 words)

Let's be friends: A trainer kisses a white whale at an aquarium in Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, before giving her a physical check-up on Friday.
It was the first examination given to the whale since she settled down at the park last November.
Top energy planners are seeking, in the next five years, to raise China's coal output to an unprecedented level and, at the same time, reduce the number of large mining disasters.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/cndy/cdtop.html   (189 words)

 BW Online | July 19, 2004 | Grinding The Rust Off China's Northeast
As China has moved toward a market economy over the past quarter-century, the northeast has fallen further and further behind dynamic coastal provinces such as Shanghai and Guangdong.
China is eager to sell investors the services of well-educated workers who earn a third what those in Shenzhen do.
China is also hoping to bank on the region's proximity to Japan and Korea.
www.businessweek.com /magazine/content/04_29/b3892087.htm   (1385 words)

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