Middle Kingdom


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Middle Kingdom

or

Middle Country,

Mandarin Zhongguo, Chinese name for China. It dates from c.1000 B.C., when it designated the Chou empire situated on the North China Plain. The Chou people, unaware of high civilizations in the West, believed their empire occupied the middle of the earth, surrounded by barbarians. Since 1949, when the Communists took power, the official name for China has been Zhonghua renmin gongheguo [middle glorious people's republican country] or, in English, the People's Republic of China. The term Middle Kingdom is also used for the XII dynasty of ancient Egypt (see The Old and Middle Kingdoms under EgyptEgypt
, Arab. Misr, biblical Mizraim, officially Arab Republic of Egypt, republic (2005 est. pop. 77,506,000), 386,659 sq mi (1,001,449 sq km), NE Africa and SW Asia.
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This will put a crimp on the Middle Kingdom being the low-cost factory of the world.
medical device companies have made significant investments in research and manufacturing facilities in the Middle Kingdom, hoping to capitalize on the anticipated meteoric growth of that country's middle class and demand for healthcare goods and services.
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His temple had been built on the site of an earlier Middle Kingdom temple, and restored by Shabaka.
At that time, Anubis was the most important god of the dead, but he was replaced by Osiris in the Middle Kingdom.
Investment, on the other hand, flows freely into the Middle Kingdom but, as the huge - 2.
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