The People's Republic of China has 31 provinces, municipalities,
and autonomous regions.
Provinces: Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong,
Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu,
Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi,
Sichuan, Yunnan, and Zhejiang.
Four major cities and their surrounding areas:
Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing are administratively
directly under the central government.
Five autonomous regions are the equivalent of
provinces: Guangxi, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Tibet, and
Hainan became a separate province in 1988. It was previously
part of Guangdong Province. Chongqing became a separate
municipality in 1997. It was previously part of Sichuan.
Hong Kong and Macao are special administrative regions that are
not included in statistics of the People's Republic of China.
Source: Economic Research Service.