Dongxing, Guangxi

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Dongxing
东兴市 · Dunghhingh Si
County-level city
Coordinates: 21°32′52″N 107°58′18″E / 21.54778°N 107.97167°E / 21.54778; 107.97167
Country People's Republic of China
Region Guangxi
Prefecture-level city Fangchenggang
Municipal seat Dongxing Town (东兴镇)
Area
 • Total 540.7 km2 (208.8 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 110,000
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 538100
Area code(s) 0770

Dongxing (simplified Chinese: 东兴; traditional Chinese: 東興; pinyin: Dōngxīng,Vietnamese: Đông Hưng) is a county-level city of Guangxi, People's Republic of China, on the border with Mong Cai of Vietnam.

History[edit]

Refugees from Vietnam[edit]

In the summer of 1978, the Friendship Bridge that connected Dongxing and Mong Cai in Vietnam became a makeshift refugee camp for thousands of ethnic Chinese fleeing Vietnam. Ethnic Chinese had lived in Northern Vietnam for decades under Communist rule, but after the North and South unified in April 1975, the Communist government saw the Chinese in the South, many of whom were successful capitalists, as a threat to their socialist system and began persecuting the Chinese, forcing many to flee by boat. This became known as the Boat People. The Chinese in the North, who were mostly farmers, were also persecuted as part of an nation-wide 'ethnic cleansing' that Hanoi instituted. This caused an exodus of over 250,000 Chinese from Vietnam to flee to China, mainly to Dongxing.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Dongxing (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18.8
(65.8)
19.2
(66.6)
21.9
(71.4)
26.1
(79)
29.8
(85.6)
31.2
(88.2)
31.5
(88.7)
31.6
(88.9)
31.4
(88.5)
29.1
(84.4)
25.5
(77.9)
21.8
(71.2)
26.5
(79.7)
Average low °C (°F) 12.6
(54.7)
13.8
(56.8)
16.7
(62.1)
20.5
(68.9)
23.5
(74.3)
25.1
(77.2)
25.2
(77.4)
24.9
(76.8)
23.8
(74.8)
21.1
(70)
17.1
(62.8)
13.6
(56.5)
19.8
(67.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 46.8
(1.843)
51.4
(2.024)
69.9
(2.752)
151.2
(5.953)
325.8
(12.827)
463.0
(18.228)
570.9
(22.476)
537.8
(21.173)
303.4
(11.945)
175.2
(6.898)
56.9
(2.24)
32.5
(1.28)
2,784.8
(109.639)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 12.7 15.1 16.2 15.4 16.8 19.3 21.8 19.7 13.6 10.7 7.3 7.4 176.0
Source: Weather China

Administrative divisions[edit]

Dongxing administers 3 towns:[2]

Towns:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vietnam-China". Mongbay.com. 
  2. ^ "2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:灵山县" (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 

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