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).
Consolidated Report by ChinaAbout.net: According to the latest statistics, a MS 6.6 earthquake happened on 22nd of July in Dingxi City, Gansu Province has caused 87 people killed and 515 wounded, 60 people seriously injured and five people missing. Besides, the earthquake also caused two people killed in the nearby city of Longnan. Currently the earthquake has caused a total death of 89.
China National Nuclear Corporation has recently announced successful industrial application of China’s own centrifuge machine based uranium enrichment technology, and for the first time open the Lanzhou enrichment base for media visit.