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Zhejiang : the Kingdom of Yue during the Spring and Autumn period

History and People The history of the province goes back to ancient times. Neolithic Hemudu Cultural Ruins dating back as early 7000 years ago is regarded as one of the cradles of Chinese civilization. During the Spring and the Autumn...
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Shandong, the birthplace of Confucius

Shandong in eastern China has played a major role in Chinese history since the beginning of Chinese civilization along the lower reaches of the Yellow River. It has served as a pivotal cultural and religious center for Taoism, Chinese Buddhism and Confucianism. Shandong literally means "east...
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Gansu Province: the Dramatic Landscape in North Western China

Gansu is a landlocked province in Northwest China. Lanzhou, a well-known ancient city in China, is the capital of Gansu. It is the second largest city in northwest China, and also the political, economic and cultural center of the province. The State of Qin originated in...
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Ningxia Hui Minorities Autonomous Region, the poorest region

Historically, Ningxia was a frequent seat of war and incursions by non-Chinese tribes. The region south of the Huang He was incorporated into the Qin empire in the 3rd century BCE, at which time walls were built throughout the area. Irrigation canals on...
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Qinghai: a province named after an inland lake

Qinghai is located on the northeastern part of the Tibetan Plateau. The Yellow River originates in the southern part of the province, while the Yangtze and Mekong have their sources in the southwestern part. Qinghai is separated by the Riyue Mountain into pastoral and agricultural zones in the...
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Inner Mongolia, green steppe, arid desert and lengthy sections of the Great Wall of...

Inner Mongolia is a vast territory that stretches in a great crescent for some 1,490 miles (2,400 km) across northern China. Its capital is Hohhot (Huhehaote). Han (Chinese) constitute the bulk of the population, and the largest minority population is that of the Mongols. Minor...
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Liaoning – economically advanced province in North Eastern China

Liaoning is a northern coastal province in Northeast China on the shore of Yellow Sea. It is the smallest but most populous province in the region. Liaoning Province, often called 'the Golden Triangle' because of its superior geographical location, includes boundaries on the Yellow Sea, the...
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Jilin Province Travel Guide

In early modern times the Jilin region was inhabited by groups of steppe and forest dwellers and was at times loosely united politically by leaders who presented tribute of furs, ginseng, and pearls at the court of the Ming emperors of...
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Fascinating facts about Harbin, China’s ice festival city

Heilongjiang (黑龙江, Hēilóngjiāng), meaning 'Black Dragon River', is one of China's most beautifully rugged provinces. Forests, lakes and mountains, and the dormant volcanoes of Wudalian Chi beckon well beyond the capital Harbin (Hā’ěrbīn), an architecturally diverse city with a...
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Visit to Tiantai Mountain

On the last day of March, I started from the west gate of Ninghai City. The sky is clear, clouds dispersed with the wind. I was pleased to see the scenery of mountains. After 15 kilometers, I arrived at...