World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Xinchang County

Article Id: WHEBN0000970776
Reproduction Date:

Title: Xinchang County  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Articles for deletion/Zhang Shuwen, Xinchang River, Shaoxing, Wei Jianxing, Nanhu District
Collection: County-Level Divisions of Zhejiang, Shaoxing
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Xinchang County

Xinchang County (Chinese: 新昌县; pinyin: Xīnchāng Xiàn) is a county in central Zhejiang, administratively under the municipal government of Shaoxing. 430,000 people live in Xinchang.

Toxic Capsule Town

The town of Ruao (儒岙) became synonymous with poison. The factories using industrial gelatin to make pills were closed soon after CCTV reported the scandal on April 15, 2012.[1] A third of Ruao’s 30,000 population is employed in the capsule industry.


Xinchang is home to the Dafo Temple (大佛寺).


  1. ^ "Zhejiang's "Toxic Capsule" Town - Economic Observer Online - In-depth and Independent". 

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.