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  • A province of northeast China bordered on the north by a section of the Great Wall. In the Chinese-Japanese War (1937-1945) it was a center of guerrilla warfare. Taiyuan is the capital. Population: 32,400,000.

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  • proper n. A province in the northern part of the People's Republic of China.


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Shanxi's name literally means "mountains' west", referring to the province's location west of the Taihang Mountains.


  • Last year I interviewed a party official in Shanxi province who was laying out his regional-development plans.

    China's Way Forward

  • The titular riff on Jia Zhangke's Unknown Pleasures may not be coincidental - the setting is a derelict town in Shanxi province (JZ turf, in other words).

    GreenCine Daily: Torino Dispatch.

  • China's Shaanxi province was incorrectly identified as Shanxi province in a World Watch item about protests at a smelting plant in some editions Tuesday.

    Corrections & Amplifications

  • Black gold has long been an economic mainstay for Shanxi, which is home to about one billion cubic meters of CBM reserves - about one-third of China's total - as well as about one-quarter of the nation's coal reserves.

    New day in China for Shanxi black gold investment Caixin Online - MarketWatch

  • Early last year, the government of Shanxi, which is the largest coal mining base in China, ordered the number of mine shafts in the province to be gradually reduced from over 2,000 to below 1,000 by 2015.


  • The west, as China defines it, includes coal mining areas such as Shanxi; tiny, dirt-poor Ningxia; and relatively better-off provinces such as Sichuan.

    China's push to develop its west hasn't closed income gap with east, critics say

  • The Company's headquarters and primary facilities are located in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province ( "Shanxi").

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The Company's headquarters and primary facilities are located in Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province ( "Shanxi"). Home Page

  • Consider Bobos (Bugaoyuan Clubhouse, 307 Shanxi Nan Road; 86-21-6471-2887; www.

    Sunday Reading

  • Its nouveaux riches captivated the rest of China with their special brand of unapologetic consumption, whether they were buying Shanghai apartments, Shanxi coal mines or French wine.

    Wenzhou's 'Annus Horribilis' Shakes China


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