Xinchang County

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Xinchang County


Xinchang is located in Zhejiang
Location of the seat in Zhejiang
Coordinates: 29°29′59″N 120°54′14″E / 29.4998°N 120.9039°E / 29.4998; 120.9039Coordinates: 29°29′59″N 120°54′14″E / 29.4998°N 120.9039°E / 29.4998; 120.9039
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityShaoxing
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Xinchang County (Chinese: 新昌县; pinyin: Xīnchāng Xiàn) is a county in the east-central part of Zhejiang province, administratively under the municipal government of Shaoxing. 430,000 people live in Xinchang.[when?]

Toxic capsule town[edit]

The town of Ru'ao (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".

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