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Shaoyang(shou`yäng`), city (1994 est. pop. 277,300), S Hunan prov., China. It is a trade center for the upper Zi valley. Light and heavy industries, including textiles, paper, and chemicals, are the largest sectors of the economy.
(also Paoch’ing), a city in China, in Hunan Province. Population, more than 100,000 (1971). Shaoyang, a highway junction, has a landing on the Tzu Shui, a river that empties into the lake Tungt’ing Hu. In addition to cottage industries, the city has enterprises of the paper and food-processing industries.