American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of central China southwest of Beijing. The capital (221-206 B.C.) of the Qin dynasty, it is a major commercial center and the capital of Shaanxi province. Population: 2,580,000.
- From Chinese 西 (xī) and 安 (ān) - "Western calm". (Wiktionary)
“Poly Real Estate rose 1.5%, China Merchants Property advanced 0.8% and Xi'an Gree Real Estate rose 1.5%.”
“Liu Xiao/Xinhua/Zuma Press A fire-breathing performance at a temple fair in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi province, Wednesday”
“ChinaFotoPress/Zumapress.com A customer looked at oil-paper umbrellas in Xi'an, China's Shaanxi province, on Thursday.”
“Their international reputation continues to grow: In April, an installation of red bridges popping up above a sea of swaying trees will be the centerpiece at the 2011 Xi'an International Horticultural Exhibition in China; next year, the Jubilee Gardens on the Thames will debut at the 2012 London Olympics.”
“Rooney Chen/Reuters Employees lifted an oil painting called 'Big Airplane' as they prepared for an art exhibition in a gallery in Xi'an, China's Shaanxi province Thursday.”
“Liu Xiao/Xinhua/Zumapress.com Soliders threw a retired solider into the air at the railway station of Xi'an, China's Shaanxi province, on Friday.”
“BYD received a 2.95 million yuan ($442,000) fine and will have the factories in Xi'an, Shaanxi confiscated, according to a statement posted today on the Ministry of Land and Resources website.”
“The Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, China are also on my list, a lucky friend of mine was able to go down into the pit and stand right next to them.”
“Home Depot now operates a total of six stores in Tianjin, an eastern port city that is one of China's biggest municipalities, and Xi'an, capital of the central Chinese province of Shaanxi, a company spokesman said.”
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