Autonomous regions of China


Autonomous regions of China

An autonomous region (zh-stp|s=自治区|t=自治區|p=zīzhìqù) is a first-level administrative subdivision of China. Like Chinese provinces, an autonomous region has its own local government, but an autonomous region theoretically has more legislative rights. In practice, they only have the right to appoint the governor (from the local minority). In all Chinese autonomous regions the Party Secretary, who is the real power base, is Han Chinese. An Autonomous Region is a minority entity which has a higher population of a particular minority ethnic group. There are five autonomous regions in China: the Tibetan people in Tibet, the Zhuang in Guangxi, the Uyghur in Xinjiang, the Mongols in Inner Mongolia, and the Hui in Ningxia.

ee also

*Political divisions of China
*Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China


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