Qinling

Qinling

or

Tsinling

(both: chĭn`lĭng`), mountain range, outlier of the Kunlun Mts., between the Wei and Han rivers, Shaanxi prov., central China; Taibai shan (13,494 ft/4,113 m) is the highest peak. The range is wooded, and coal is mined in the central region. The Qinling, with the Huai River to the east, marks the geographical boundary between N and central China; rice and citrus fruits are generally not found south of this line. The range is also a natural barrier impeding north-south movement; it checked the Mongol advance in the 13th cent. and divided the Muslim and Taiping rebellion areas in the 19th cent. The name sometimes appears as Tsinling.
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Qinling is home to around 300 animals, roughly one-sixth of the total panda population in the wild.
Keepers at China's Qinling Safari Park in Shaanxi Province helped the chimp quit after her health began to decline.
In the west the mountains of the second elevational tier strike east-west; these include the Tian Shan, the Altay, and Qinling. The Mongolian and Loess plateaus dominate the central part of this belt.
Qinqin was just one of the animals feeling the heat at Qinling Safari Park in Xian, Shaanxi Province.
Beijing's Municipal People's Congress elected Liu Qi, a native of east China's Jiangsu Province, to replace retiring Jia Qinling. Liu, a former engineer with a postgraduate education in metallurgy, has been serving as vice mayor since last April.
1994: Mother-cub relationships in giant pandas in the Qinling Mountains, China, with comment on rescuing abandoned cubs.
Brachymystax lenok tsinlingensis (Qinling lenok), as a critically endangered salmonid fish, is only found in Weihe and Hanjing Rivers tributaries(cold freshwater) in Tsinling Mountains, China (Sze-Chung, 1966).
Li, "Geologic and geochemical insights into the formation of the Taiyangshan porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit, Western Qinling Orogenic Belt, China," Gondwana Research, vol.
Xie, "Coupling climate change with hydrological dynamic in Qinling Mountains, China," Climatic Change, vol.
QTP's eastern margin refers mainly to the region between the East Himalayan syntaxis and West Qinling orogenic belt (Fig.