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(ˈhəʊˈtæn) ,




1. (Placename) an oasis in W China, in the Taklimakan Shamo desert of central Xinjiang, around the seasonal Hotan River
2. (Placename) the chief town of this oasis, situated at the foot of the Kunlun Mountains. Pop: 114 000 (2006 est)
Also called: Khotan or Hetian
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Source of Funding / Amount:Loan: Xinjiang Hetian Comprehensive Urban Development and Environmental Improvement
1) Markit Slope is located in the Hetian paleo uplift, which belongs to three large paleo uplifts in the Tarim Basin.
The goal of this study was to investigate the prevalence of HPV infection among women between 15 and 54 years of age in Hetian Prefecture in Xinjiang, China, to describe the epidemiological characteristics of HR-HPV genotypes and establish risk factors associated with these genotypes in this region.
Stories are also told how, in AD 440, a Khotan prince (today's Hetian, a kingdom on the rim of Taklamakan desert) courted and won a Chinese princess.
Lot 121: A Very Fine Hetian White Jade Three Ring Pendant (High Estimate: $2,400)
According to a survey of 170 household of Hetian and Luohe counties of Uhr Autonomous Region, the ratio of farm field input to output was 1:45, the average ratio of input to output was 1:143 for the homestead garden ecosystems, 2 times higher than that of farming systems.
In the spring of 2010 the Museum of Renmin University of China acquired a collection of documents from Hetian (Ancient Khotan), Xinjiang.
According to sources, a Xinjiang archaeological team from the Institute of Archaeology under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences is spearheading the clean-up drive at the site, which is located on the outskirts of Hetian City.
The name "Yumen Pass," meaning the gate of jade in Chinese, was named after the jade of Hetian, which was transported to Central China through this pass.
Pocha HETIAN, China--On a recent Friday, the holy day of Islam, crowds swelled inside the antique Jame mosque, the largest in this ancient town in Xinjiang Province in the far west of China, home to the nation's small but restive Muslim minority.
In Hetian, a city in Xinjiang, 32 chickens died of suspicious causes on Monday, it said.