Northwest China (Region)

Northwestern China (simplified Chinese: 西北地区, pinyin: Xīběi) is one of the seven major geographical regions in China divided by both physical and human characteristics. Northwest China covers 3 provinces (Shaanxi, Gansu & Qinghai) and 2 Autonomous Regions (Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region & Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region).

South China (Region)

South China (simplified Chinese: 华南; traditional Chinese: 華南; pinyin: huá nán) is one of the seven major geographical regions in China divided by both physical and human characteristics. South China consists of 2 provinces (Guangdong & Hainan), 2 Special Administrative Regions (Hong Kong & Macao) and 1 Autonomous Region (Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region).

North China (Region)

Northern China or North China (simplified Chinese: 华北; traditional Chinese: 華北;pinyin: Huáběi; literally “China’s north”) is one of the seven major geographical regions in China divided by both physical and human characteristics. North China consists of 2 provinces (Shanxi, Hebei), 2 municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin) and 1 Autonomous Region (Inner Mongolia).

East China (Region)

East China or Eastern China (simplified Chinese: 华东地区; traditional Chinese: 華東; pinyin: Huádōng) is an east coastal region in China, it is one of the seven major geographical regions in China divided by both physical and human characteristics. In fact, the classification is clearly stated in the Middle School textbook ‘Physical geography of China’ (see below). The East China region consists of 7 provinces (Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Shandong, Fujian and Taiwan) and 1 city (Shanghai), it is an economically more developed area in China.

Southwest China (Region)

Southwest China (Chinese: 西南地区; pinyin: Xīnán) is one of the seven major geographical regions in China divided by both physical and human characteristics. In fact, the classification is clearly stated in the Middle School textbook ‘Physical geography of China’ (see below). At the same time, this regions is part of bigger West Regions defined by economic geography.