Direct-controlled Municipalities. بخشهای زیر-استانی در جمهوری خلق چین. بخشهای زیر-استانی در جمهوری خلق چین. Special Economic Zone Cities. Coastal development cities.
Prefecture capital status established by Heilongjiang Province and not recognized by Ministry of Civil Affairs. Disputed by Oroqen Autonomous Banner, Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia as part of it.
Only administers islands and waters in South China Sea and have no urban core comparable to typical cities in China.
The claimed province of استان تایوان no longer have any internal division announced by Ministry of Civil Affairs of PRC, due to lack of actual jurisdiction. See Template:Administrative divisions of the Republic of China instead.
All provincial capitals are listed first in prefecture-level cities بر پایه استان.