Central Orogenic Belt in China
This belt is an extensive east-west-trending tectonic zone in central China. Its name was first proposed by Jiang Chunfa in 1993. The belt includes five orogenic belts: West Kunlun, East Kunlun, West Qinling Mountain, East Qinling Mountain and Dabie Mountain. Jiang Chunfa et al. (2000) suggested that the Central Orogenic Belt can be divided into northern, central and southern subduction belts, which belong to the Palaeo-Asian tectonic domain and the Tethyan tectonic domain, respectively.