District-free city (China)
| administrative arrangement|
of the People's Republic of China
|autonomous ones of areas|
|special administrative zones|
|of governmental districts|
|autonomous ones of circles|
|of urban districts|
|of nationality municipalities|
|office area places|
a district-free city is an administrative unit in the People's Republic of China. At present it gives to the VR China 283 district-free cities (地級市 dìjíshì).
The administrative territory of a district-free city covers both the actual city and the surrounding large region, thus spacious rural areas. Therefore district-free cities from urban districts, circle-free cities and circles sit down (in internal Mongolia: Banner) together.
transformation into district-free cities
since that 5. November 1983 increases their number, since governmental districts and federations are converted into district-free cities. In the administration of China there is the district level below the province level (地级). On this level there are district-free cities (地级市), governmental districts (地区), federations (盟) and autonomous districts (自治州).
management systems compared with governmental districts and federations
of governmental districts and federations are “province central authorities”, i.e. they do not have congresses of people (人大), no political Konsultativkonferenz of the Chinese people (PKKCV 政协) and above all no republican government contrary to district-free cities 人民政府. Instead they have 行政公署, an administrative office. The transformation of governmental districts and federations into district-free cities means a stabilization of the middle level, because the district-free cities have fully trained management systems (with both houses of parliament, government and “elections”).