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  Shanxi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shanxi borders Hebei to the east, Henan to the south, Shaanxi to the west, and Inner Mongolia to the north.
Shanxi was the location of the powerful state of Jin during the Spring and Autumn Period (722 BC - 403 BC), which underwent a three-way split into the states of Han, Zhao and Wei in 403 BC, the traditional date taken as the start of the Warring States Period (403 BC - 221 BC).
Shanxi is located on a plateau, which is in turn made up of higher ground to the east (Taihang mountains) and the west (Lüliang mountains), and a series of valleys in the center through which the Fen River runs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shanxi   (1485 words)

Shanxi' s forest resources are also limited in size and of low quality.
The total wages of staff and workers was 256,200 million Yuan; the welfare funds of enterprise's fully employed staff and workers was 210,876 Yuan; the insurance and welfare funds of retired and resigned staff and workers was 695,295 Yuan.
Features of educational distribution of the Shanxi population are an increase in the educated population of each level, except primary education (this is because of the decrease in the number of primary school-age children) and decrease in the illiterate and half-illiterate population annually.
www.unescap.org /esid/psis/population/database/chinadata/shanxi.htm   (2312 words)

 AllRefer.com - Shanxi, China (Chinese Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Shanxi has rich and extensive coal and iron deposits; it supplies as much as one quarter of China's coal.
From 1911 until the Communist takeover in 1949, a warlord, Yen Xi-shan, ruled Shanxi as an almost independent province; he made notable internal improvements and brought a degree of prosperity.
Shanxi's strategic position in the northeast made it a center of Communist activity in the 1940s.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/Shanxi.html   (355 words)

 Shanxi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
During the barbarian invasions of the Sixteen Kingdoms period (304 - 439, Shanxi was hotly disputed along with the rest of North China, and present-day Datong served for a time as the capital of the Northern Wei (386 - 534), a Xianbei kingdom that went on to rule nearly all of North China.
Shanxi is located on a plateau, which is in turn made up of higher ground to the east (Taihang mountains) and the west (Lüliang mountains), and a series of valleys in the center through which the Fen River flows.
The Fen and Qin rivers, tributaries of Huang He (or the Yellow River), drain much of the province; the north is drained by tributaries of the Hai River, such as Sanggan and Hutuo rivers.
pda.molinu.com /wiki/en/sh/Shanxi.htm   (940 words)

 Shanxi Province: China Travel Information
Shanxi neighbored on Hebei, Henan, Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia and Autonomous Region.
Shanxi occupies an area of 156,000 square kilometers (about 60,000 square miles) and has a population of over 32 million, including its minority ethnic population.
Shanxi is one of the birth places of Chinese civilizations with a long history and traditional culture.
www.travelchinaguide.com /cityguides/shanxi   (405 words)

 Asia Times
Economically less important than Guangdong or Beijing, Shanxi has proved itself conducive to the spread of SARS; it could plausibly serve as a springboard for the virus to make inroads into northwestern and northeastern China, which are less socially stable than the areas where SARS infections have been most numerous.
In Shanxi province's Qingxu county, primary-school classes are suspended and restaurants have closed indefinitely.
Shanxi constantly declared the spread of SARS to be under effective control, yet the number of cases increased by a factor of 20 in one month.
www.atimes.com /atimes/China/ED18Ad01.html   (1223 words)

 Welcome to Shanxi university!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Shanxi University, long known as a supreme institution of higher learning in the province, is among the earliest of its kind in China, and a key one under the Provincial Education Commission.
Founded in 1902, Shanxi University, first named Shanxi Daxuetang (Shanxi School of Higher Learning), divided into two sections: Chinese and Western and from 1912 to 1949, changed its name in Chinese several times to suit the need of the time, meaning respectively University of Shanxi, Provincial Shanxi University and National University of Shanxi.
After a nation-wide college and department readjustment in the period 1952-53, the colleges of medicine and technology became independent, those of liberal arts and science are combined into Shanxi Teacher's College, and that of law, renamed College of Finance and Economics, were made part of Chinese People's University in Beijing.
www.sxu.edu.cn /english/index2.htm   (216 words)

 Oberlin College and Shanxi
In 1899 Atwood and his family left China, this meant that there was no doctor present in the Shanxi mission, the clinic and hospital in Fenchow-fu was closed.
Duly, Liu returned to his village with a Bible, in 1891 he was baptised and became known as Deacon Liu, the first true convert of the Oberlin missionaries after nearly ten years of preaching in Shanxi (3).
Their achievements in Shanxi were statistically minute compared to those of Protestant societies in other areas of China.
www.bris.ac.uk /Depts/History/Projects/Missions/Shansi   (2477 words)

 Beauty, the Land of China - Shanxi
Shanxi, meaning "West Mountains", lies in the west of North China, covering an area of 156,300 square kilometers, and has a continental monsoon climate.
Shanxi contains 11 cities and 118 counties with its capital set in Taiyuan City.
Situated 230 kilometers from the provincial capital of Taiyuan in northern Shanxi, it consists of five towering peaks.
library.thinkquest.org /20443/shanxi.html   (892 words)

 Hanging Monastery of Shanxi Province China, Cybertour by C Mullins Jr
Once such monument is the Hanging Monastery (pronounced "Xuankong si" in Chinese) in Shanxi province west of Beijing.
Shanxi means western mountains and accurately describes the topography of the region.
The Hanging Monastery lies approximately 75 km southeast of the capital of Shanxi Province, Datong, renowned for it's coal mining.
www.abutu.com /HangMon_textframe.htm   (527 words)

 Tour in Shanxi
Most travellers miss out Shanxi province, as they head from the many sights of the capital in Beijing to the former Tang capital at Xi'an, most noted for the Terracotta warriors of Qinshihuang.
However, those who do stop off in Shanxi are rewarded with a unique insight into China and Chinese life rarely seen in the more visited parts of the country.
Shanxi boasts 72% of the ancient wooden architectural structures (pre-13th Century) extant in China, and some of the best examples of painted Buddhist scultpures and murals.
www.ess.uci.edu /~oliver/old/shanxi.html   (1216 words)

Shanxi is the country's biggest coal producing province.
Thus far, 947 in Shanxi have sold their stakes for a total of 151 million yuan.
Shanxi produced 543 million tons of coal last year, up 10 percent from 2004.
english.eastday.com /eastday/englishedition/node20676/userobject1ai1827198.html   (340 words)

 Shanxi Province
Shanxi is sometimes referred to as the “coal warehouse of China”(中國煤倉);.
Roadways -- With Taiyuan as the hub, the highways in Shanxi form a road network linking all the counties in the province.
Foreign investments are encouraged in the sectors of electronics and information technology, machine and electricity integrated technology, biological engineering technology, new material technology, the technology for radiation, new energy resources and highly efficient energy-saving and environment protection, medical science and basic material science, and other new techniques and technology.
www.accci.com.au /keycity/shanxi.htm   (1232 words)

 Shaanxi Earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
More than ninety seven counties in the provinces of Shaanxi, Shanxi, Henan, Gansu, Hebei, Shandong, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu and Anhui were affected [1].
Loess is a highly erosion-prone soil that is susceptible to the forces of wind and water.
The Loess Plateau and its dusty soil cover almost all of Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces and parts of others.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1556_Shanxi_earthquake   (705 words)

 Gas blast in Shanxi mine kills at least 23
Altogether 697 miners were working in the pit when the blast went off around 7 pm at Sihe Coal Mine under the State-owned Jincheng Mining Group, said an official with the provincial coal mine safety supervision bureau who declined to be named.
Shanxi Governor Yu Youjun and work safety officials also rushed to the mine earlier yesterday morning to direct rescue work.
About one-fourth of the 1,200 mines in Shanxi, the country's leading coal-producing province, were targeted to be closed because they lacked proper safety measures, according to a report from the National Development and Reform Commission.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2006-02/03/content_516915.htm   (577 words)

 ADB Project to Harness Coal Mine and Coalbed Methane for Power Plant and Distribution in Shanxi, PRC - ADB.org
The air quality of Shanxi is among the worst of any region in the PRC and includes three of the country's 10 most polluted cities.
The Shanxi Provincial Government is the executing agency for the project, which is due for completion at the end of 2008.
ADB is dedicated to reducing poverty in the Asia and Pacific region through pro-poor sustainable economic growth, social development, and good governance.
www.adb.org /Documents/News/2004/nr2004185.asp   (922 words)

 Dan Washburn's Shanghai Diaries: Shanxi Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is located an hour north of Linfen in southern Shanxi, a gritty, blue-collar province famous for coal, power generation, metal refining and other heavy industries.
Yet, Shanxi remains one of the poorest provinces in the country.
Rural Shanxi families earned an average of RMB 900 ($110) — total — for the first six months of 2004.
shanghaidiaries.danwashburn.com /archives/shanxi   (1259 words)

Shanxi, also Shansi or Shan-hsi, province, located in North China.
The capital, Taiyuan, is the largest city and chief industrial center; Datong is the other major city.
Shanxi formed part of the ancient Chinese cultural heartland.
www.bingbingbing.com /shenashanxi.htm   (382 words)

 Qiao Family Compound: Chinese Architecture in Pingyao
Typical of these are the houses to be found in Shanxi Province, which are representative of the wealth attained by the Shanxi Merchants.
Shanxi Province occupies the mountainous region between the central plain and the northern desert.
The strong family loyalties of those living in Shanxi coupled with the ethics of diligence, thrift, and teamwork brought about a thriving merchant culture that endured for some 500 years, until the late Ming period (1368-1644).
www.travelchinaguide.com /attraction/shanxi/pingyao/resident.htm   (956 words)

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www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0844705.html   (324 words)

 Water Technology - Shanxi Wanjianzhai Yellow River Diversion Project China
The Shanxi Wanjiazhai Yellow River Diversion Project is an all-encompassing project to alleviate the water shortages in three of China's industrial areas - Taiyuan, Pingsuo and Datong.
The country's rapid economic growth is fuelling water demand beyond the capacity of the existing infrastructure.
The project is located in the north west region of Shanxi Province.
www.water-technology.net /projects/shanxi   (565 words)

 WHO | WHO extends its SARS-related travel advice to Beijing and Shanxi province in China and to Toronto, Canada
Subsequent information from the Chinese government about the magnitude of the SARS outbreaks in Beijing and Shanxi Province has been carefully reviewed by WHO.
This assessment has considered the magnitude of the outbreak, including both the number of prevalent cases and the daily number of new cases, the extent of local chains of transmission, and evidence that travellers are becoming infected while in one area and then subsequently exporting the disease elsewhere.
On the basis of this assessment, WHO is extending its 2 April travel advice to include Beijing and Shanxi Province.
www.who.int /mediacentre/notes/2003/np7/en   (579 words)

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