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Provinces of China

Can you name the provinces and other first-level subdivisions of China?
Not including the "province" of Taiwan
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Last updated: June 21, 2023
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First submittedJanuary 8, 2014
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Average score57.6%
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Autonomous region
Guangxi
Inner Mongolia
Ningxia
Tibet
Xinjiang Uyghur
Municipality
Beijing
Chongqing
Shanghai
Tianjin
Special region
Hong Kong
Macau
Province
Anhui
Fujian
Gansu
Guangdong
Guizhou
Hainan
Hebei
Heilongjiang
Province
Henan
Hubei
Hunan
Jiangsu
Jiangxi
Jilin
Liaoning
Province
Qinghai
Shaanxi
Shandong
Shanxi
Sichuan
Yunnan
Zhejiang
+9
Level 68
Jun 11, 2016
Why would it count Taiwan, Taiwan is a country not a Chinese province.
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Level 44
Jul 8, 2016
All though it is currently not a Chinese province due to the dispute it is most certainly not a country. Very few places including the UN do not recognize Taiwan as a country mainly due to the fact that it has always been a province of China. As soon as mainland China converts to a democracy Taiwan WILL be a province of China again.
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Level 77
Jan 5, 2020
It is definitely a country. Taiwan has its own border controls, government, political system, military, legal system, currency, foreign policy and so on. Only the most one eyed CCP supporter would claim that Taiwan is not a country.
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Level 77
May 1, 2020
Well said, Akula.
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Level 84
Nov 9, 2020
"...as soon as mainland China converts to democracy..." Thanks for the laugh!
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Level 56
Jan 24, 2024
"As soon as mainland China converts to a democracy," so, never?
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Level 33
Apr 12, 2023
You telling me Taiwan is a country when only 12 countries in the world recognize it? LMAO Taiwan is certainly a province of China.
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Level 60
Aug 31, 2023
Read Akula above. It has everything a country should but recognition.
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Level 16
Oct 3, 2023
There is a nation called "Taiwanese" in the world?(warai)
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Level 64
Aug 20, 2016
Hunan, Hainan, and Henan really mess me up.
+15
Level 74
Sep 18, 2020
Hu = Lake

Hai = Ocean

He = River

+3
Level 39
Jan 21, 2024
and Nan = South, Bei = North, Dong = East, Xi = West
+5
Level 56
Apr 14, 2017
Could you make Hong Kong and Macau more visible somehow, for example by pointing arrows at them?
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Level 68
Apr 16, 2017
Ningxia, you dodge my mind!
+5
Level 79
Apr 17, 2017
I, for one, would like to welcome our new overlords.
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Level 51
Aug 30, 2020
Yeah, 33/33!
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Level 29
May 14, 2017
please accept 'East Turkestan' for Xinjiang
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Level 71
Nov 3, 2017
It is not East Turkestan. East Turkestan is a "part" of it.
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Level 16
Oct 3, 2023
You don't know s**t, Which Xinjiang people don't say that they are from China?
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Level 46
Jan 17, 2018
I am still waiting for the Chinese badge.
+9
Level 81
Apr 30, 2020
Happy now?
+5
Level 62
Mar 10, 2021
I am still waiting for the Indian badge.
+2
Level 61
Mar 17, 2021
I am still waiting for the Russian Badge
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Level 30
Apr 18, 2019
maybe you could accept xianggang for hongkong... oh well, never mind, I actually just wanted to show off my incredible skills ;-)
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Level 47
Aug 5, 2019
Please accept Nei Menggu for Inner Mongolia and maybe East Turkestan for Xinjiang!
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Level 16
Oct 3, 2023
Come on, how can there be such a country in the United Nations
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Level 60
Aug 8, 2019
Got 12. Totally forgot about Hong Kong and Macau, for some reason.
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Level 65
Oct 1, 2019
yep, got a big fat 0, and I am not even talking about points haha. (though I could haven gotten the top 6 in hindsight) This is a subject I know nothing about, so I thought I would click it and see if some information will stick. (not too sure that will happen though, a bit verwhelming haha, especially since many look/sound similar to me, so no memory aids. Like for canada alberta allways make me think of a cow, so I remember it. If I can attach the word to something it is much easier to remember)
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Level 61
Oct 24, 2019
Well done not counting Taiwan as a "province" of the PRC!
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Level 77
Jan 5, 2020
Completely agree. Taiwan is an independent country in its own right.
+4
Level 16
Nov 17, 2022
Your comments give you -10000000000 Social credit

-this post was made by the Chinese government

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Level 71
Mar 30, 2020
I only missed 4 and got 3 points...
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Level 78
Apr 26, 2020
Bam full marks, one hour ago and I would’ve got around 10. I recommend this guys three videos they’re really helpful at learning the Chinese subdivisions (https://youtu.be/h-s48UjLC8Q)
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Level 82
May 1, 2020
I'm going to have to get much better at this if I want to get the China badge... only one I need but my top score is pitiable.
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Level 50
May 5, 2020
Please accept 香港 for hong kong
+5
Level 79
Jan 29, 2021
But that's Chinese
+3
Level 66
May 17, 2020
Where is Taiwan ._.
+4
Level 44
Jun 2, 2020
did he not say taiwan is not a 'province'
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Level 44
Jun 2, 2020
got 33/33
+6
Level 56
Jun 6, 2020
everyone now knows hubei lol
+2
Level 56
Jun 6, 2020
Hong Kong and Taiwan are not part of China. do not give into this authoritarian propaganda.
+4
Level 46
Aug 29, 2020
Taiwan is not in this quiz. Hong Kong is a part of China that, officially at least, has full autonomous control over its territory. Of course we've recently found out that China is not good at keeping this promise, and it would be nice if Hong Kong could be freed from China, but for now it is definitely part of China.
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Level 85
Nov 3, 2020
Incorrect. Hong Kong has not ever wanted to leave China. HK will be part of China till end of Earth. If everyone leave when things get tough, how will China get better? The HKers being in China is very useful for us mainlanders, because that means the CCP will get the bad publicity. If someone is killed in Singapore by government would you blame CCP? Of course not. Same thing, if Hong Kong becomes independent then CCP loses blame.
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Level 50
Apr 3, 2023
free HK & Taiwan is a separate country
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Level 43
Dec 22, 2021
Like it or not, Hong Kong is still part of China. Taiwan, on the other hand, is a sovereign country, just not widely recognized due to One China Policy.
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Level 58
Dec 15, 2022
How is this Authoritarian Propaganda. By who? For what?
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Level 51
Jul 9, 2020
100%
+1
Level 51
Jul 10, 2020
Next day - 100%!
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Level 71
Jul 12, 2020
Can anyone explain why there is a province called Shaanxi right next to a province called Shanxi?
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Level 71
Aug 4, 2020
No, but at least it is easy to get an extra province by adding an 'A'.
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Level 85
Nov 3, 2020
Shanxi is west of mountain. Shaanxi is a term invented to differentiate them, it means west of pass.
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Level 82
Jan 20, 2021
Alright from what I understand it's because the difference that tone makes in Chinese.

The words Shǎn and Shān (in Pinyin, basically Chinese in English letters) have different meanings due to the different ways they should be pronounced.

To differentiate between them in English they decided to add another A to Shǎnxī.

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Level 50
Apr 3, 2023
It can get confusing because often times there will be two or more words with the same tone and spelling but with different meanings

It's a confusing language

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Level 58
Jan 20, 2021
I thought Hebei and Henan each had an extra "i"; "Heibei" and "Heinan"
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Level 67
Mar 10, 2021
"He" in Chinese is pronounced like "huh" in English, so definitely no i in it
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Level 20
Feb 21, 2021
i got all of them correct on the first try!
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Level 57
Feb 26, 2021
I don't know why Jetpunk recognises Taiwan as an actual country. Only 17 countries fully recognise it (none of them important), and Taiwan still is not free from the chinese government. Why do you accept it?
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Level 48
Mar 10, 2021
Taking a neutral stance, Taiwan is functionally a country
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Level 78
Mar 10, 2021
What do you mean "Taiwan still is not free from the chinese government"? Taiwan has its own political and economic system, its own military and currency and handles foreign policy on its own. Unless by "Chinese Government" you mean "government of the Republic of China", then of course you would be correct.
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Level 57
Mar 21, 2021
None of that matters because Taiwan isn't recognised by any economically important country, nor the UN.
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Level 78
Mar 22, 2021
That doesn't matter in the slightest. Sovereignity is not a popularity contest.
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Level 57
Mar 23, 2021
Please, let's be real here: Taiwan has its own ruler and its own laws, but the fact is that China has control over the area, both physically and economically. It is somehow like Hong Kong, with both unique currencies and economies, but still in control of the chinese government.

And second of all, sovereignity is probably the most important thing to form a country: all JetPunk official countries have at least 90 other countries recognising it. Taiwan has 15, the most important (economically) of them being Guatemala, the 74th largest GDP in the world. And more important, the UN, the most important international organization.

Overall, except for some isolated countries and JetPunkers, nobody recognises it!

I'm not against the independence of the province, but currently, the fact is that Taiwan IS NOT a country.

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Level 60
Aug 31, 2023
I understand your point in the second paragraph. I don't fully agree, but it's a good point. The first parageaph seems contradictory. Taiwan has its own rulers and laws, so China is not in control of the area.
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Level 78
Mar 29, 2021
Most countries and the UN didn't recognize the People's Republic until the 1970s. Do you think it was not a real country before that? Officially recognizing a country has much more to do with political alignments or interests, although in most cases it also reflects reality. It is more practical to have an official relationship with the PRC than with the ROC if you can't have both, that is all. Most countries maintain unofficial relations with and have de-facto embassies in Taiwan, including the US, France, and the UK. And I don't know where you heard that "China has control over the area, both physically and economically". If Taiwan has its own political system, its own laws, its own economic relations to foreign countries, and its own military, how can it not be in control of itself?
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Level 78
Mar 29, 2021
Unless by "area" you mean all of China. Or by "China", you mean the ROC. Despite the PRC's claim, it does not factually control Taiwan, and despite the ROC's claim, it does not factually control mainland China. That much should be clear. But if you think that the ROC is not actually in control of Taiwan, I would very much like to see your sources.
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Level 57
Mar 29, 2021
I'm not talking about de facto countries. There are plenty more areas around the world that have their own laws, political system and whatever, that could fit into the description of a country. But we're talking about OFFICIAL countries, because that's what JetPunk is about! Therefore, no, Taiwan is not an official country, since very few countries truly recognise it, and the UN also don't recognise it.

Second, yes, Taiwan has its own laws, its own political system and so, but let's just remind that, by far, its most important trading partner is still China, meaning that if the chinese government decided to cut their relations, that'd be it! But China doesn't consider it to be a problem, they have better things to do!

Third, let's remind that the Chinese army is about 20 times the size of the Taiwanese army. That means, if they ever decided to (officialy) declare independence, that'd also be it!

Finally, Taiwan is somehow free to make choices, but let's not ilude ourselves.

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Level 43
Dec 22, 2021
Everything you typed makes sense, except for one part saying Taiwan is under control of China (which is not, 'cause Taiwan functions independently as a de facto country).
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Level 74
Mar 10, 2021
Got all but 3 this time. I'm learning, slowly but surely.
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Level 78
Mar 10, 2021
The videos of AdvChina/laowhy, especially this one, helped me with this quiz.
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Level 38
Mar 10, 2021
only got Hong Kong and Tibet
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Level 46
Mar 10, 2021
I was born in Chongqing. I got all of them!
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Level 57
Mar 11, 2021
"Xinjiang" is an illegitimate colonial name for occupied East Turkestan
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Level 48
May 10, 2021
No
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Level 59
Mar 11, 2021
Where's Taiw- I mean Chinese Taipei?
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Level 28
Apr 10, 2021
Only 12/33..time to master this.
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Level 22
May 31, 2021
Can you accept Nei Meng Gu Instead of Inner Mongolia?
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Level 82
Jun 2, 2021
Yeah, I always go to type that.
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Level 48
Jun 4, 2021
Nei Mongol works
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Level 48
Jun 1, 2021
only for the badge, never again but good quiz.
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Level 36
Jun 27, 2021
fun quiz finally put my china knowledge to use xdddd still can't spell to save my life :D
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Level 67
Jul 24, 2021
I expected at least 90% to get Xinjiang Uyghur since it has been in the news a lot recently.
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Level 21
Dec 2, 2021
Can you please add nei meng gu as an accepted name for inner Mongolia since the rest are in pinyin?
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Level 60
May 24, 2022
Could you accept neimenggu for Inner Mongolia? This is the Chinese spelling.
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Level 51
Mar 30, 2023
This please.
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Level 47
Jun 13, 2022
Add Taiwan Please
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Level 72
Nov 3, 2022
No.
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Level 16
Oct 3, 2023
Why
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Level 53
Jan 26, 2023
Please add Taiwan. The official name of Taiwan regime is "Republic of China" (ROC), they are still a part of China. Taiwan and mainland China are two regimes but one country.
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Level 60
Mar 9, 2023
No
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Level 16
Oct 3, 2023
Why
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Level 48
Jan 29, 2023
THANK YOU for not including Taiwan as part of China. The thing is, both my parents are Taiwanese immigrants and all my grandparents live in Taiwan. I've heard a lot of people consider Taiwan part of China just because Taiwan's official name is "Republic of China"??? That doesn't make sense.
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Level 33
Apr 12, 2023
12 countries recognize your "country" LMAO, and the economically strongest being Guatemala. Not recognized by the UN, or the USA, or any formidable powers in the world, how is Taiwan even close to being a country? Lets be real here: what makes you a country is determined by the number of countries that recognize you, otherwise anyone can claim to be countries.
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Level 44
Apr 13, 2023
um... most of the people i talk to fervently believe Taiwan is a country, it is just not official. BTW i'm from USA

Don't believe me read this (official government website)

https://www.state.gov/u-s-relations-with-taiwan/#:~:text=As%20a%20leading%20democracy%20and,have%20a%20robust%20unofficial%20relationship.

It is because of a policy we signed with China for trade, so basically China is blackmailing the USA to not recognize Taiwan for the ability to be a trading partner with China, which unfortunately we still need. Probably because a lot of countries will follow suit if the powerhouse country USA recognizes Taiwan, thus giving irrefutable evidence about Taiwan's Independence, thus crippling China's chances to invade Taiwan without most repercussions, because if most countries don't recognize Taiwan, they can go to war and stamp it as a "rebellion" that was dealt with accordingly.

TAIWAN IS A COUNTRY!

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Level 46
Apr 9, 2023
Nobody cares but i pushed my high score down from 55 seconds to 53 seconds today after doing this quiz maybe 300 times! been stuck on 55 for a month.
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Level 33
Apr 12, 2023
Why exclude Taiwan province? Don't tell me it only takes 12 countries that recognize it leading with GUATEMALA, to make it a country LMFAO
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Level 49
May 27, 2023
its considered a country on jet punk. even though it is not recognized by most of the world as one
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Level 44
Apr 13, 2023
When i type in Mongolia, not only do i get Inner Mongolia, for some reason it gives me Tibet. Anyone know why??
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Level 66
Jul 16, 2023
No Taiwan?

-350 social credits!

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Level 53
Sep 4, 2023
I will learn these one day. I've finally successfully learned all the Indian States, just gotta keep practicing with China. Problem is they keep changing each time I do the quiz.

I was proud as punch when I remembered Heilingjiang and Qinghao, and then just confused until the time ran out and I was wrong by a single letter!

Heilongjiang!

Qinghai!!

And I will eventually remember Gansu exists.

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Level 38
Dec 15, 2023
Shocking easy, 33/33 as an American. I'm committed to breaking the stereotype. I know all the flags, locations, names, capitals, subdivisions of; France, spain, australia, canada, Mexico, USA of course, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Anyways, pretty good quiz!
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Level 43
Feb 17, 2024
I wonder how many people got Shanxi and Shaanxi confused.
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Level 22
Feb 25, 2024
as a chinese-filipino-american, i saw this as a easy quiz i have to do