Ethnic villages of the People's Republic of China

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Village level divisions
Simplified Chinese 村级行政区
Traditional Chinese 村級行政區
Alternative Chinese name

Ethnic villages are a basic administrative district within China designated for minority ethnic groups. The villages are designated by the government within geographical regions where minority groups live. The approval and establishment of a village is most often the responsibility of provincial governments and prefectural governments, however villages are often established with different requirement standards. According to a local ordinance regarding the protection of interests relating to minority group villages, a meeting is held where 30% of participants belong to a minority group; if the local government approves of the formation of the new establishment, the region is designated an ethnic village. In Hubei province, villages where minorities account for 50% of the population are designated as minority group villages.

In 2005, the Program to Support the Ethnic Minorities with Small Populations (2005–2010) was formulated and implemented, covering 640 different ethnic-minority villages as recipients of assistance.[1]


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  1. ^ Professor Sienho YEE (2010-02-11). "China's Ethnic Policy and Common Prosperity and Development of All Ethnic Groups". Retrieved 2013-11-08. 

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