Among the initial industries established were those manufacturing metallurgical products, chemicals, precision instruments, construction equipment, and processed foods.
Subsequent development was directed toward creating regional centres dedicated to manufacturing specific products: the textile district is in the eastern suburban area, electrical machinery is made in the western suburbs, a research and production base for China’s aerospace industry is in the northeastern suburbs, and at the southwestern outskirts of the city is an electronics sector.
Located in the city is the Shaanxi Provincial Museum, housed in a former Confucian temple; it is noted for its Forest of Stelae, an important collection of inscribed stelae and Buddhist sculpture.
From 1886 to 1897 the first 12 characters were re-used. Again from 1898 the letters A to I are re-used but are easy to differentiate as they also have ENGLAND within the Wedgwood marks.A-1898 B-1899 C-1900 D-1901 E-1902 F-1903 G-1904 H-1905 I-1906 Wedgwood Antique Pottery and Porcelain for Sale …In the 13th century the Venetian adventurer Marco Polo described the city as a thriving trade centre.The popular name Xi’an (“Western Peace”), adopted in 1369 after the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) was established, was later changed to Xijing in 1930 but was restored in 1943.In addition, as the centre of an important farming region, Xi’an is engaged in agricultural processing, most notably of cotton, wheat, and tea.
Being located in the central part of the country, Xi’an has emerged as a railway and highway hub.
It was revived by the Sui emperors (581–618), who also made it their capital.
As the capital of the much longer-lived Tang dynasty (618–907), Chang’an was expanded and divided into three parts—the Palace City; the Imperial City, for the officials; and the Outer City, for artisans and merchants.
Fortunately for the collector, Josiah Wedgwood was the first potter of note to mark his goods with his own name.
Unlike the easily copied potters marks used by other manufacturers, for example the crossed swords mark used by Meissen; the Sevres double L mark, or the Chelsea anchor mark.
The east-west Longhai rail line, passing through the city, extends from the eastern seaports along the coast to Gansu, Xinjiang, and the countries of Central Asia to the west.