BeijingJuly 25, 2011Beijing is a municipality directly under the Central Government and the capital of the PRC. It is not only the nation's political center, but also its cultural, scientific and educational center, and a key transportation hub.
Taiwan ProvinceJuly 25, 2011Located to the southeast of the Chinese mainland opposite Fujian Province, the island province of Taiwan is flanked by the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Taiwan Straits to the west.
Macao Special Administrative RegionJuly 25, 2011Located west of the Pearl River estuary in Guangdong Province, 40 nautical miles west of Hong Kong, Macao's 23.5 sq km of territory comprises the Macao Peninsula, Taipa Island and Coloane Island and is inhabited by about 450,000 people.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative RegionJuly 25, 2011The area constituting Hong Kong is located on the southeast coast of China, east of the mouth of the Pearl River and bordering Shenzhen City in Guangdong Province.
Xi'anJuly 25, 2011Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi Province, is the largest city in northwest China, with an urban population of 2.72 million. Originally known as Chang'an, Xi'an is a famous ancient city in China.
ShenyangJuly 25, 2011Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning Province, is the largest city in northeast China, with a total urban population of 4.24 million.
GuangzhouJuly 25, 2011Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, spans the Pearl River. It is the largest and most important gateway in south China, with an urban population of 4.17 million.
WuhanJuly 25, 2011Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, consists of the cities of Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang, with a total urban population of 4.28 million.
ChongqingJuly 25, 2011Chongqing, also a city directly under the Central Government, is the largest industrial and commercial center in southwest China and a hub of land and water transportation in the upper Yangtze valley.
TianjinJuly 25, 2011Tianjin, another city directly under the Central Government, is a major industrial and commercial city in north China, with an urban population of 5.21 million.
ShanghaiJuly 20, 2011Shanghai, a city directly under the Central Government, is China's largest city, with an urban population of 9.54 million.