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South China
SOUTH CHINA or SOUTHERN CHINA (simplified Chinese : 华南; traditional Chinese : 華南; pinyin : huá nán) is a geographical and cultural region that covers the southernmost part of China
China
. Its precise meaning varies with context. In normal parlance and geography, it refers to the region south of the Qinling Huaihe Line
Qinling Huaihe Line
. The Qinling Huaihe Line
Qinling Huaihe Line
separates China
China
into its Northern and Southern regions CONTENTS * 1 Definitions * 2 Administrative divisions * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links DEFINITIONS Further information: Northern and southern China
China
In the broadest sense, Southern China
China
can denote the entire portion of the country south of the line demarcated by the Qin Mountains
Qin Mountains
and Huai River
Huai River

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2016 China Floods
In mid-June 2016, heavy rainfall began across southern China
China
, triggering deadly floods. Over the following month, additional rain events exacerbated flooding and affected more of the country. Areas along the Yangtze
Yangtze
River and Huai River have been particularly hard-hit. An estimated 32 million people across 26 provinces were affected and more than 300 people were killed. 280,000 hectares (700,000 acres) of cropland was destroyed, with state damage estimates of around US$5.73 billion. According to Aon Benfield , the damage estimate has reached US$22 billion. Flooding of this magnitude was last seen in the country in 1998
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South China (other)
SOUTH CHINA is a geographical region of China. SOUTH CHINA or SOUTHERN CHINA may also refer to: * One of the southern regions of China: * South China
South China
* Southeast China * Southwest China
Southwest China
* South China
South China
(continent) , an ancient continent studied in geology * Southern China , an approximate geographical, culture and language region within China * South China, Maine , a village in the town of China in Kennebec County, Maine, United States * South China
South China
AA , a sports club best known for its football team which plays in Hong Kong This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title SOUTH CHINA. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article
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Simplified Chinese Characters
SIMPLIFIED CHINESE CHARACTERS (简化字; _jiǎnhuàzì_) are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the _Table of General Standard Chinese Characters _ for use in mainland China . Along with traditional Chinese characters , it is one of the two standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language . The government of the People\'s Republic of China in mainland China has promoted them for use in printing since the 1950s and 1960s in an attempt to increase literacy. They are officially used in the People's Republic of China and Singapore . Traditional Chinese characters are currently used in Hong Kong , Macau , and the Republic of China ( Taiwan )
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Traditional Chinese Characters
TRADITIONAL CHINESE CHARACTERS (traditional Chinese: 正體字/繁體字; simplified Chinese : 正体字/繁体字; Pinyin : Zhèngtǐzì/Fántĭzì) are Chinese characters
Chinese characters
in any character set that does not contain newly created characters or character substitutions performed after 1946. They are most commonly the characters in the standardized character sets of Taiwan
Taiwan
, of Hong Kong and Macau
Macau
or in the Kangxi Dictionary
Kangxi Dictionary

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Pinyin
PINYIN, or HàNYǔ PīNYīN, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
in mainland China
China
, Malaysia
Malaysia
, Singapore
Singapore
, and Taiwan . It is often used to teach Standard Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters
Chinese characters
. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones . Pinyin
Pinyin
without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet
Latin alphabet
, and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters. The pinyin system was developed in the 1950s by many linguists, including Zhou Youguang
Zhou Youguang
, based on earlier forms of romanization of Chinese . It was published by the Chinese government
Chinese government
in 1958 and revised several times
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China
CHINA, officially the PEOPLE\'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia and the world\'s most populous country , with a population of over 1.381 billion . Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometres (3.7 million square miles), it is the world's second-largest state by land area and third- or fourth-largest by total area . Governed by the Communist Party of China , it exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces , five autonomous regions , four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin , Shanghai , and Chongqing ) and the Special Administrative Regions Hong Kong and Macau , also claiming sovereignty over Taiwan . China is a great power and a major regional power within Asia, and has been characterized as a potential superpower
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Qinling Huaihe Line
The QINLING HUAIHE LINE (秦岭淮河线 Qínlǐng huáihé xiàn) is a reference line used by geographers to distinguish between Northern and Southern China
China
. The Qinling Huaihe Line
Qinling Huaihe Line
separates China into its Northern and Southern China. It divides China
China
into two regions that differ from each other in climate, culture, lifestyle and cuisine. Qinling refers to the Qinling Mountains , and Huaihe refers to the Huai River . Regions north of the line tend to be temperate or frigid , with snow being a regular feature in winter. Regions south of the line tend to be subtropical and tropical . The south is hotter and wetter than the north. The north suffers from heavy air pollution due to coal burning facilities that produce electricity and heat
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Northern And Southern China
NORTHERN CHINA and SOUTHERN CHINA are two approximate regions within China
China
. The exact boundary between these two regions are not precisely defined. Nevertheless, the self-perception of Chinese people
Chinese people
, especially regional stereotypes, has often been dominated by these two concepts, given that regional differences in culture and language have historically fostered strong regional identities (simplified Chinese : 乡土; traditional Chinese : 鄉土; pinyin : xiāngtǔ; literally: "localism") of the Chinese people
Chinese people

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Qin Mountains
The QINLING or QIN MOUNTAINS, formerly known as the NANSHAN ("Southern Mountains") and sometimes called the "SZECHUAN ALPS", are a major east-west mountain range in southern Shaanxi
Shaanxi
Province, China. The mountains provide a natural boundary between North and South China and support a huge variety of plant and wildlife, some of which is found nowhere else on earth. To the north is the densely populated Wei River
Wei River
valley, an ancient center of Chinese civilization. To the south is the Han River valley. To the west is the line of mountains along the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau
Tibetan Plateau
. To the east are the lower Funiu and Dabie Shan which rise out of the coastal plain
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Huai River
The HUAI RIVER, formerly romanized as the HWAI, is a major river in China
China
. It is located about midway between the Yellow River
Yellow River
and Yangtze
Yangtze
, the two largest rivers in China, and like them runs from west to east. Historically draining directly into the Yellow Sea
Yellow Sea
, floods have changed the course of the river such that it is now a major tributary of the Yangtze. The Huai is notoriously vulnerable to flooding. The Huai River- Qin Mountains line is generally regarded as the geographical dividing line between Northern and southern China
China
. This line approximates the 0 degree January isotherm and the 800 mm isohyet in China
China

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Republic Of China (1912-49)
The REPUBLIC OF CHINA was a sovereign state in East Asia , that occupied the territories of modern China
China
and for part of its history Mongolia
Mongolia
and Taiwan
Taiwan
. It was founded in 1912, after the Qing dynasty
Qing dynasty
, the last imperial dynasty, was overthrown in the Xinhai Revolution . The Republic's first president, Sun Yat-sen , served only briefly before handing over the position to Yuan Shikai
Yuan Shikai
, former leader of the Beiyang Army
Beiyang Army
. His party, then led by Song Jiaoren
Song Jiaoren
, won the parliamentary election held in December 1912. Song was assassinated shortly after, and the Beiyang Army
Beiyang Army
led by Yuan Shikai
Yuan Shikai
maintained full control of the government in Beijing
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Guizhou
GUIZHOU is a province of the People\'s Republic of China located in the southwestern part of the country. Its capital city is Guiyang . Guizhou is a relatively poor and economically undeveloped province, but rich in natural, cultural and environmental resources. Demographically it is one of China's most diverse provinces. Minority groups such as the Miao and Yao account for more than 37% of the population
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Yunnan
YUNNAN is a province of the People\'s Republic of China
China
, located in the far southwest of the country. It spans approximately 394,000 square kilometres (152,000 sq mi) and has a population of 45.7 million in 2009. The capital of the province is Kunming
Kunming
, formerly also known as Yunnan. The province borders the Chinese provinces Guangxi , Guizhou
Guizhou
, Sichuan
Sichuan
, and the Tibet Autonomous Region , and the countries Vietnam
Vietnam
, Laos
Laos
, and Burma
Burma
. Yunnan
Yunnan
is situated in a mountainous area, with high elevations in the northwest and low elevations in the southeast. Most of the population lives in the eastern part of the province. In the west, the altitude can vary from the mountain peaks to river valleys as much as 3,000 metres (9,800 ft)
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Guangdong
GUANGDONG (Chinese : 广东) is a province in South China , located on the South China Sea coast. Traditionally romanised as CANTON or KWANGTUNG, Guangdong surpassed Henan and Sichuan to become the most populous province in China in January 2005, registering 79.1 million permanent residents and 31 million migrants who lived in the province for at least six months of the year; the total population was 104,303,132 in the 2010 census , accounting for 7.79 percent of Mainland China 's population. The provincial capital Guangzhou and economic hub Shenzhen are among the most populous and important cities in China. The population increase since the census has been modest, the province at 2015 had 108,500,000 people
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Guangxi
Coordinates : 23°36′N 108°18′E / 23.6°N 108.3°E / 23.6; 108.3 _ This article MAY BE EXPANDED WITH TEXT TRANSLATED FROM THE CORRESPONDING ARTICLE IN CHINESE. (July 2014)_ Click for important translation instructions. * View a machine-translated version of the Chinese article. * Google's machine translation is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English. * Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. * Upon the translation you MUST provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by noting your translation and providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation. You should also add to the talk page the template {{Translatedzh广西壮族自治区}}
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