Friday, 13 August 2010

andreas seibert - floating through shanghai's backyard

Much has been written about China's booming coastal areas. But who has heard of Anhui Province, close to Shanghai, one of China's poorest provinces?

Anhui Province is located in eastern China across the basins of the Yangtze River and the Huaihe River. The north of the province is part of the North China Plain while the north-central areas are part of the Huai He River watershed. Both of these regions are very flat and densely populated. The land becomes more uneven further south, with the Dabie Mountains occupying much of southwestern Anhui and a series of hills and ranges cutting through southeastern Anhui.