Bobai County

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Bobai County
博白县 · Bozbwz Yen
Bobai is located in Guangxi
Location of the seat in Guangxi
Coordinates: 22°16′33″N 109°58′19″E / 22.2758°N 109.972°E / 22.2758; 109.972Coordinates: 22°16′33″N 109°58′19″E / 22.2758°N 109.972°E / 22.2758; 109.972
Country People's Republic of China
Autonomous region Guangxi
Prefecture-level city Yulin
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Bobai (Chinese: 博白; pinyin: Bóbái; Zhuang: Bozbwz) is a county of Guangxi, China. It is under the administration of Yulin city.

Bobai was the home town of the linguist Wang Li, who described the Bobai dialect with its unusually large number of tones.


The county is served by the Yulin–Tieshangang Railway. The railway opened for freight service in May 2015. Passenger service to the new Bobai Station will start on April 1, 2016.[1]

Contestation and protests[edit]

In May 2007, Bobai was the site of large protests held by local people against China's one-child policy,[2] and triggered the protest in Yangmei, Rongxian.

The small office of a grassroots NGO for sex workers' rights was ransacked and its leader Ye Haiyan was also attacked.[3]