Zhixiashi

Zhixiashi

1. In Taiwan, a political subdivision for a large city such as Tapei.

2. In the People's Republic of China, a political subdivision for a city under the direct control of its province.
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Secondly, all provinces, municipalities directly administered by the central government (zhixiashi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), and autonomous regions have held direct village elections after the adoption of the new law.
376-77; Quanguo gesheng Zizhiqu Zhixiashi Lishi Tongji Ziliao Huibian 1949-1989 (A Compilation of Historical Statistical Data of Various Provinces, Autonomous Regions and Municipalities) (Beijing: Zhongguo Tongji Chubanshe, 1990).
In the provinces and autonomous regions, the number was reduced from 76 to 56; in municipalities (zhixiashi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]]), the number was reduced from 100 to 75.