Chinese City Fact: Xuzhou

Xuzhou is a city of 2.4 million inhabitants located in eastern China. It acts as an important transportation hub with rail and highways linked to Shanghai and the provinces of Henan and Shandong.

In 1948-49, it was the site of the final critical battle of the civil war which ultimately led to the fall of the capital Nanking to Chinese Communist forces. Now Xuzhou is home to an economy reliant on machinery and food production.

'Terracota Statue' photo (c) 2010, Daniel Foster - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Tourists travel to Xuzhou to see the Han Dynasty relics which include the Terracotta Army of the Han (not to be confused with the more famous Terracotta Army of the Qin near Xi’an) and the Han Mausoleum.

For more information on Xuzhou please visit: http://xuzhou.jiangsu.net/

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