15 Facts About Guangxi


Guangxi, officially the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is an autonomous region of the People's Republic of China, located in South China and bordering Vietnam and the Gulf of Tonkin.

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Guangxi was then divided into an area of Zhuang ascendancy west of Nanning and an area of Han ascendancy east of Nanning.

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The execution of St Auguste Chapdelaine by local officials in Guangxi provoked the Second Opium War in 1858 and the legalization of foreign interference in the interior.

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General Lu's Old Guangxi clique overran Hunan and Guangdong as well and helped lead the National Protection War against Yuan Shikai's attempt to re-establish an imperial government.

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Guangxi's was one of the few Kuomintang units free from serious Chinese Communist Party influence and was therefore employed by Chiang Kai-shek for the Shanghai massacre of 1927.

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The northwest portion of Guangxi includes part of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, the Jiuwan Mountains and the Fenghuang Mountains both run through the north, the Nanling Mountains form the region's north-east border, and the Yuecheng and Haiyang Mountains both branch from the Nanling Mountains.

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Guangxi is home to several river systems, which flow into several different bodies of water: the Qin River and the Nanliu River both flow into the Gulf of Tonkin, several tributary rivers flow into the larger Xiang River in neighbouring Hunan province, and the Xi River system flows southeast through the autonomous region into the South China Sea.

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Guangxi is divided into fourteen prefecture-level divisions: all prefecture-level cities:.

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Guangxi has over 14 million Zhuangs, the largest minority ethnicity in China.

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Guangxi is one of China's key production centers for nonferrous metals.

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In recent years Guangxi's economy has languished behind that of its wealthy neighbor and twin, Guangdong.

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Currently, the proven reserves of bauxite in Guangxi are about 1 billion tons, making the province one of the country's biggest bauxite sources.

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From Liuzhou, the Guizhou–Guangxi Railway extends northwestward through Hechi to Guizhou and the Jiaozuo–Liuzhou Railway runs due north to Hunan, and eventually Hubei and Henan in central China.

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Guangxi has 7 airports in different cities: Nanning, Guilin, Beihai, Liuzhou, Wuzhou, Baise, and Hechi.

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Major tourist attraction of Guangxi is Guilin, a city famed across China and the world for its spectacular setting by the Li Jiang among karst peaks.

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