North West China was historically a border region with the beginning of the ancient Silk Road, much desert terrain, and mainly Muslim inhabitants including some nomads and rather fierce tribal groups.
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Xi'an is a city in Shaanxi Province in China. The oldest surviving capital of ancient China, Xi'an is home to thousands of years of Chinese heritage and history.
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Kashgar is in the extreme west of China and the Southwest extreme of Xinjiang.
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Xinjiang is located in the North West of China, in the Mongolian Uplands.
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Shaanxi, pronounced roughly "Shahn-shee", is a north-central province of China, and includes portions of the Loess Plateau on the middle reaches of the Yellow River as well as the Qinling Mountains across the southern part of the province.
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Gansu is a province in the North West region of China.
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Qinghai is a province in Northwest China. It is located south of the Republic of Mongolia, east of Xinjiang, and north of the Tibetan Autonomous Region.
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Ningxia is an autonomous region in North West China.
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