Xia


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Xia

or Hsia  (shyä)
The first Chinese dynasty (traditionally dated 2205?-1766? bc). No written documents or archaeological remains dating to the time of the Xia dynasty have been found to corroborate later accounts of the events of the period.

[Mandarin Xià, ancient name for China, name of the first Chinese dynasty, from Middle Chinese xɦja⋮`.]
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Villa has been enjoying a run of good results, which is probably what Mr Xia was hoping for when he paid PS76 million for the club in June 2016.
Fry accused Xia of lacking ambition last week but has now back-tracked on his comment and said sorry to the Villa owner.
Liu Xia even predicted the sea when she wrote "Story of the Sea" in 1982.
But Xia responded on Twitter: "Some Villa haters went extremely ugly by spreading rumours around.
The fight for a liberalized China must continue, and the next step in that effort is securing the safety of his wife Liu Xia.
Ever since Xiaobo won the Nobel prize in 2010 for his "long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China," it has been a tough time for his wife Xia, who is under effective house arrest and was allowed to visit Xiaobo just once a month.
DE) has announced that the sale of a 20 percent stake in Chinese peer, Hua Xia, to PICC Property & Casualty, has received regulatory approval, The Shanghai Daily has reported recently.
Xia was a regular tweeter after taking over the club.
Villa were also humiliatingly dumped out of the EFL Cup by League Two Luton Town - and Xia has hinted at his frustrations on social media.
Xia had a meeting with EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey on Monday before travelling to the West Midlands to complete the final paperwork.
Xia is targeting a return to the Premier League and a top-six finish.