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A province of northern China bordering on the Bohai Sea and surrounding the cities of Beijing and Tianjin. Shijiazhuang is the capital.


(ˈhʌˈbeɪ) ,




(Placename) a province of NE China, on the Gulf of Chihli: important for the production of winter wheat, cotton, and coal. Capital: Shijiazhuang. Pop: 67 690 000 (2003 est). Area: 202 700 sq km (79 053 sq miles)



also Hopeh

a province in NE China. 63,880,000; 78,200 sq. mi. (202,700 sq. km). Cap.: Shijiazhuang.
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Noun1.Hebei - a populous province in northeastern China
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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At the microscopic level, the atoms of each piece of material get very close, and attractive forces pull the atoms together to form one piece, explained Zhili Feng, who leads ORNLs Materials Joining Team.
Even more ships are waiting to unload coal in China, where between 400 and 500 large dry-bulk carriers are waiting outside Shanghai/Ningbo and in the Gulf of Zhili, serving the ports of Tianjin, Coafeidian, Qinhuangdao and Bayuquan.
O'Conor must have been unpleasantly surprised when Witte further informed him that Russia aimed at the future absorption of the Chinese provinces of Zhili, Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Gansu and planned to construct a branch of the Trans-Siberian Railway to the city of Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu.
1] Yue Cao and Zhili Sun, "Routing in delay/disruption tolerant networks: A taxonomy, survey and challenges," IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, vol.
For a general discussion of reorganization in China by Chinese scholars after the passage of the new bankruptcy law, see Qi Ming ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), Lun Pochan Chongzheng Zhong de Gongsi Zhili ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) [Corporate Governance in Insolvency Reorganization], 23 Dangdaifaxue ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) [Contemp.
Yifa zhiguode shengdong shijian: Pufa yifa zhili shiwu nian (shang) [Vivid practices of governing the country according to the law: Fifteen years of law dissemination and governance according to the law, Vol.
Boys winners were Michael Ngai in big ball and Darren Chin in small ball, while girls winners were Zhili Liu in big ball and Michelle He in small ball.
2005), and Zhili, Wanjie and Jiacheng (2010), many students, who need additional support, have difficulties in reading, writing, or spelling, due to motor difficulties, visual impairment, or specific learning difficulty.
After Duan Qirui's government attacked unarmed civilians, I wrote "Amid Pale Bloodstains," when I had already fled to a different residence; during the junta war between the Fengtian clique and the Zhili clique, I wrote "The Awakening," and after that I couldn't live in Beijing anymore.
Citation: "An Effective Approach to Prevent Immune Rejection of Human ESC-Derived Allografts"; Zhili Rong et al.