Updated 2012-01-15 00:20:16
China is a country on the continent Asia, her capital is Beijing. Here is the hierarchy of the China administrative divisions: China is subdivided into provinces, that are at their turn subdivided into region cities, that are at their turn subdivided into counties, cities counties, that are at their turn subdivided into townships, that are at their turn subdivided into villages.
There are 28 Regions in France of which 22 situate in the Metropolitan France. This administrative level corresponds to the Province in China, or States in USA. The Department in France, in reallity, corresponds in China approximatively to the size of a region city like Ningbo City in the Zhejiang Province with several Chinese counties, or counties in USA. The other 5 regions are oversea territories: Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Reunion, Mayotte.
In China, each of 8 Regions groups several Provinces. It's a geographical notion rather than a real administration level.
|ID||Region||Region in Chinese||Notes||Country|
|50||China North-East Areas||东北地区||【东北地区】北方片：辽宁省，吉林省，黑龙江省||China|
|51||China North-Coastal Areas||华北沿海地区||【华北沿海地区】北方片：北京市， 天津市， 河北省，山东省||China|
|52||China Middle Yellow River Areas||黄河中游地区||【黄河中游地区】北方片：河南省，山西省，陕西省，内蒙古自治区||China|
|53||China East-Coastal Areas||华东沿海地区||【华东沿海地区】南方片：上海市， 江苏省，浙江省||China|
|54||China South-Coastal Areas||华南沿海地区||【华南沿海地区】南方片：福建省，广东省，广西壮族自治区， 海南省， 香港特别行政区， 澳门特别行政区，台湾省||China|
|55||China Middle Yantze River Areas||长江中游地区||【长江中游地区】 南方片：湖北省，湖南省，江西省，安徽省||China|
|56||China South-West Areas||西南地区||【西南地区】西部片：重庆市，四川省，贵州省，云南省，西藏自治区||China|
|64||China North-West Areas||西北地区||【西北地区】西部片：甘肃省，青海省，宁夏回族自治区，新疆维吾尔自治区||China|
As shown in the table or on the map of regions of France, contrary to that gives the image of France to the outside world, there is no AOP or AOC wines around the country: there are only 11 regions have the honor to cultivate this precious beverage. Burgundy holds the gold medal in the number of quality wines. If Aquitaine is the champion of great wines, the Loire Valley, the Rhone-Alpes, Languedoc-Roussillon offers many specialties of high quality.