bingtuan

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Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin 兵团 (bīngtuán, army unit, army formation)

Noun[edit]

bingtuan

  1. In China, a construction and corporation composed of soldiers, especially working-class ones.
    • 2009 August 22, Edward Wong, “Workers Return to Restive China Region”, in New York Times[1]:
      The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, the state enterprise that runs the bingtuan, the vast farms set up in the 1950s and afterward by the People’s Liberation Army to help populate the frontier region, reported a drop in the number of migrants going to Xinjiang after the July riots.