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 (shän′shē′) also Shen·si (shĕn′sē′)
A province of north-central China crossed by the Wei River. Xi'an is the capital.
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(ˈʃænˈʃiː) or


(Placename) a province of NW China: one of the earliest centres of Chinese civilization; largely mountainous. Capital: Xi'an. Pop: 36 900 000 (2003 est). Area: 195 800 sq km (75 598 sq miles)
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also Shensi

a province in N central China. 34,810,000; 75,598 sq. mi. (195,799 sq. km). Cap.: Xian.
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In April last year, nine students were stabbed to death as they were walking home from a secondary school in Shaanxi province in north-west China.
In April last year, nine were killed and more than a dozen injured outside a middle school in northwestern Shaanxi province by an attacker who allegedly was a former pupil seeking revenge for having been bullied.--AP R.H.
Beijing, May 2 (Petra)-- Two died and 18 were injured with burns during a machine malfunction accident, on Thursday, in an electrochemical company in northwest China's Shaanxi Province. Gas heat and high-temperature solid parts were ejected from a collapsed opening of a carbide furnace and burnt 20 workers in the Shaanxi Hengyuan Investment Group Co., Ltd.'s electrochemical company in the city of Shenmu.
A total of 87 people were working underground in the Shaanxi province mine at the time of the accident on Saturday afternoon, according to official news agency Xinhua, citing local authorities.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-January 14, 2019--CITIC-Prudential gets approval to launch a branch in China's Shaanxi province
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 14, 2019--CITIC-Prudential gets approval to launch a branch in China's Shaanxi province
Global Banking News-January 14, 2019--CITIC-Prudential gets approval to launch a branch in China's Shaanxi province
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- About 20 people were killed in the collapse of a coal mine in the Northwestern Chinese province of Shaanxi province.
WCC has a total cement production capacity of 29.2 million tonnes per annum, close to 80% of which is in Shaanxi province, where it is a dominant player in the southern region, with close to 75% market share by capacity.
The head of delegation Ren Zong Zhe briefed the minister about the importance of the Shaanxi province and stated that recently a Pakistani cultural troupe had performed in the province.
ISLAMABAD -- A 25-member cultural troupe of Pakistan is participating in the 5th Silk Road International Arts Festival, started from September 7 in Shaanxi province of China.