Baoji or Paoki (both: bou-jē) [key], city (1994 est. pop. 379,400), SW Shaanxi prov., China, on the Wei River. On the Longhai RR, it is an important junction point for the line to Chengdu, in Sichuan prov. It is also a newly flourishing industrial center with manufactures of textiles, machinery, and chemicals. The name sometimes appears as Pao-chi.

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