Allegravita a leading expert consultancy on the Chinese domain name industry published an article about changes to the Chinese naming system.
It appears that Under .CN and .中国, China’s ccTLD (in English and Chinese respectively), there are now officially established second level domains (2LDs) available to registrants. 2LDs under .CN and .中国 come in two broad categories: “Category 2LDs”, and “Geographic 2LDs”.
There are a total of 34 Geographic 2LDs, each assigned to a province or municipality:
Read the full article here Chinese government announces changes to the country’s domain name system