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Location of Miyun County in Beijing
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Township-level divisions||3 subdistricts
|• Total||2,227 km2 (860 sq mi)|
|• Density||210/km2 (540/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Miyun District (simplified Chinese: 密云区; traditional Chinese: 密雲區; pinyin: Mìyún Qū) is situated in northeast Beijing. It has an area of 2,227 square kilometres (860 sq mi) and a population of 460,800 (2010 Census). The district is divided into 2 subdistricts of the city of Miyun, 17 towns, and 1 ethnic rural township.
The Miyun urban area, centered on Gulou Subdistrict, has an estimated population of 124,500.
|Name||Chinese (S)||Hanyu Pinyin||Population (2010)||Area (km2)|
|Gulou Subdistrict||鼓楼街道||Gǔlóu Jiēdào||104,479||1.60|
|Guoyuan Subdistrict||果园街道||Guǒyuán Jiēdào||52,840||7.55|
|Tanying Area||檀营地区||Tányíng Dìqū||7,571||2.73|
|Miyun Town||密云镇||Mìyún Zhèn||18,722||24.00|
|Xiwengzhuang Town||溪翁庄镇||Xīwēng Zhèn||19,811||87.90|
|Xitiangezhuang Town||西田各庄镇||Xītiángèzhuāng Zhèn||36,056||129.60|
|Shilibao Town||十里堡镇||Shílǐbǎo Zhèn||25,086||30.80|
|Henanzhai Town||河南寨镇||Hénánzhài Zhèn||24,067||66.70|
|Jugezhuang Town||巨各庄镇||Jùgèzhuāng Zhèn||23,017||107.80|
|Mujiayu Town||穆家峪镇||Mùjiāyù Zhèn||33,145||102.80|
|Taishitun Town||太师屯镇||Tàishītún Zhèn||27,311||202.00|
|Gaoling Town||高岭镇||Gāolǐng Zhèn||14,186||111.40|
|Bulaotun Town||不老屯镇||Bùlǎotún Zhèn||15,810||193.20|
|Fengjiayu Town||冯家峪镇||Féngjiāyù Zhèn||6,640||214.25|
|Gubeikou Town||古北口镇||Gǔběikǒu Zhèn||7,932||84.71|
|Dachengzi Town||大城子镇||Dàchéngzi Zhèn||11,648||144.00|
|Dongshaoqu Town||东邵渠镇||Dōngshàoqú Zhèn||12,276||109.30|
|Beizhuang Town||北庄镇||Běizhuāng Zhèn||7,769||83.70|
|Xinchengzi Town||新城子镇||Xīnchéngzi Zhèn||7,993||176.50|
|Shicheng Town||石城镇||Shíchéng Zhèn||5,453||252.80|
No Chinese, China
No Chinese, China or English Town, Miyun County, China was a proposed English speaking town in Miyun County, Beijing, China with the intention of attracting tourists until December 2011. The site was expected to be at least 60 hectares of land situated northeast of Beijing according to Wang Haichen, county chief of Miyun County. "According to the plan, people can't talk in Chinese inside the walled-city". The original plan would have required a "tourist passport" to enter the town.
As of December 2011, the Global Times of China has reported that "... Miyun County announced on Saturday [December 17, 2011] that it quashed plans to build a 780,000-square meter English speaking only town." Furthermore, "...'[t]he project was meaningless, the investing company was probably trying to create land speculation by making the announcement,' said Chu Zhaohui".
Issues and controversy
Like Disneyland, the "English-language town" could be an interesting place, "but I don't think the town would help people improve their English. It is not an environment for learning foreign languages," Hou said.
Learning a language requires a series of social conditions, the most important of which is the exchange of feelings and ideas, Hou said, noting that the dialogue between buyers and sellers is far from adequate.
The issues with such a plan are as follows:
- An "English-only policy" would exclude much of the population who could not speak English
- Resources in the city would be drained and not benefit the local community as Chinese would not be allowed to be spoken inside the city. Ironically, English learners in the city would not benefit because they cannot learn English without using Chinese
- The plan would not be profitable as this would not be an effective way to learn English.
- It demonstrates the "worship of foreigners" and discrimination against Chinese
- Beijing Nanshan ski village
- These townships are officially classified as subdistricts, but as they coincide with the area of the same name, they are commonly named "areas" (地区)
- 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码：昂昂溪区 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-06-28.
- shi, Guo wu yuan ren kou pu cha ban gong; council, Guo jia tong ji ju ren kou he jiu ye tong ji si bian = Tabulation on the 2010 population census of the people's republic of China by township / compiled by Population census office under the state; population, Department of; statistics, employment statistics national bureau of (2012). Zhongguo 2010 nian ren kou pu cha fen xiang, zhen, jie dao zi liao (Di 1 ban. ed.). Beijing Shi: Zhongguo tong ji chu ban she. ISBN 978-7-5037-6660-2.
- China: English-only European town in Beijing Suburb
- Beijing's controversial "English-language town" abandoned
- Miyun pulls plug on English town
- Beijing to Build European-style Town Banning Chinese Language
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Miyun.|
Media related to Miyun County at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website of Miyun Government (Chinese)
- Illustrated Atlas of Shanhai, Yongping, Jizhou, Miyun, Gubeikou, Huanghua Zhen and Other Areas
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