Little Qianrong

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Little Qianrong
Neighborhood of Namo, Capital District
Also known as:
Шочинрунг (Namorese)
小千龍國 (Minjianese)
仟龍國𡮈 (Antelopian/Tuhaoese)
મલીત ત્સંરોંગ (Mahusaynese)
Maliit Tsanron (Mahusaynese)
Category Neighborhood
Location Kulo, Namo, Capital District
Populations between 110,000 & 323,000
Government Capital District Government
Kulo Divisional Council

Little Qianrong (Шочинрунг) is a neighborhood-level subdivision located in Kulo district of Namo, Capital District. It is situated between Kuloxhi Street and Fangso Streets in the southwestern sector of Kulo, making it the second largest ethnic enclave in Namo after Pachijin (which is home to Namo's Antelopian community).


Early settlement

The presence of Little Qianrong has existed in Namo for centuries; records of Minjianese and Tuhaoese people living in parts of Namo date back to the Akka Dynasty, when there were interactions between Namorese, Minjianese and Tuhaoese merchants. Many of the merchants from present-day Qianrong settled in port cities across southern Namor, some of them in Namo where Little Qianrong is located today. They were the first generation of ethnic Qianrongese in Namorese soil. As Qianrongese in Namo lived together and peacefully alongside Namorese, their neighborhood was unofficially designated as the Qianrongese quarter. Imperial records dated from the Antelopian Dynasty show that around the mid 19th century some 150,000 Qianrongese settled in Namo. The term "Little Qianrong (Шоченрунг)" appeared around the time of the Double Fourth Revolution when revolutionary leaders decided to recognize the role played by some Qianrongese-Namorese in overthrowing the Antelopians.

Hsu Ji-Lung, second President of Qianrong, was exiled to Little Qianrong after the Qianrongese Revolution.
The population of Little Qianrong shrunk during the Namo-Chorean War when thousands of Qianrongese fled Namo for Qianrong to escape Chorean occupation. Few returned to Namo after the war; through the Namorese Civil War up until the point Namo fell to the Liberationists the population remained consistent. Under the first few decades of Liberationist rule residents of Little Qianrong were integrated into the rest of the city - this was met with little opposition possibly due to the cultural similarities between Kannei Namorese and ethnic Qianrongese.

Influx of refugees

Little Qianrong experienced a significant increase in population during the NMR 2330s as thousands of Qianrongese opposed to the Free Democratic Republic of Qianrong (FDRQ) government fled to Namor and settled in Namo. In that decade, the population of Little Qianrong jumped from 275,000 to 400,000. Among the exiles was Hsu Ji-Lung, a former president of Qianrong who was forced into exile by Zheng Hye-Jeou; he died in the neighborhood in 1949. Continuing political repression by Qianrongese authorities resulted in a steady trickle of dissidents and political criminals making the risky journey across the East Namor Sea; this steady stream was punctuated by occasional waves of refugees and dissidents escaping the country, with many fleeing from the bloody Qianrongese Civil War and First Domestic Terror War and many others fleeing purges initiated by Qi Yong-Chang in the 1970s and Hsiao Xin-Huei in the late 1990s and early 2000s. During this period, many of the neighborhood's more famous residents- including Esquarian Human Rights Monitor official Chang Wan-Hsiu and Radio Free Qianrong founder Csedomir Pantejmonov- were born in or moved to the area.

Up until the onset of the Winter Rebellion, Little Qianrong was a hotbed for dissident activities against the Free Democratic Republic of Qianrong (FDRQ). Opponents to the FDRQ who lived in the quarter ranged from moderates who wanted to establish a democratic government to radicals who had a far-left position or want to see the Qianrongese archipelago divided. Little Qianrong was home to Radio Free Qianrong, a major Qianrongese anti-government journalistic organization founded in 1993, until it experienced a dispute with the Namorese government over the Txotai-Oteki issue and subsequently moved its headquarters to Lumangdaungan in Qianrong.

The population of Little Qianrong decreased as many Qianrongese exiles who had moved to the neighborhood returned to Qianrong after the collapse of the FDRQ and the establishment of the Second Independent State of Qianrong (SISQ) in what was termed "the Great Migration." According to the Namo municipal government, the population of Little Qianrong fell form 452,000 to 323,000 after the migration. around However, many inhabitants of Little Qianrong who moved there before the establishment of the FDRQ remained. Some who fled during the FDRQ's rule stayed behind as well, citing concerns for stability in post-Winter Rebellion Qianrong.

Second Domestic Terror War

Namor is involved in the Second Domestic Terror War to a limited extent, providing humanitarian aid to Qianrong. Namorese involvement has resulted in the Second Domestic Terror War having a minimal impact on Little Qianrong residents.

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A photograph of an RPAE supporter in Little Qianrong published in Mojing Sibo.
Some officials are worried that the Second Domestic Terror War may cause a "non-lethal spillover" into Namo, as some Little Qianrong residents who come from a dissident background are sympathizers of either the Alliance for Sovereignty in Qianrong (ASQ) or the recently-founded Revolutionary People's Army for Equalitarianism (RPAE), two groups that are fighting side-by-side in Qianrong and facing pressure from a multinational military intervention. There are reports of both groups maintaining a shadowy presence within Namor's Qianrongese communities, primarily in Little Qianrong. Namorese Minister of Public Security Jeng Sho said the possibility of both the ASQ and RPAE recruiting sympathizers in Namo "is not unthinkable," but added that the threat they pose to Namorese security in general is "manageable, if it even exists." Former Minister of Public Security Dong Vei explained: "To [ASQ-RPAE sympathizers], Qianrong is their home, and if they're going to Qianrong they're staying there and not turning back."

In the early stages of the Second Domestic Terror War, there were unsupportable rumors- partially fostered by the allegations of Operation All In- that the ASQ was planning to open an office in Namo, made possible by its sympathizers in Little Qianrong. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied these claims.

Pro-ASQ and RPAE rallies have taken place in Little Qianrong, attended by a few people. In spite of this, most sources agree that the number of ASQ/RPAE sympathizers in the neighborhood is far smaller than ASQ/RPAE opponents.


Because the neighborhood's boundaries are not well defined, population estimates vary wildly. Anywhere between 110,000 and 323,000 people reside in Little Qianrong.

Most people in Little Qianrong are considered ethnic Qianrongese by Namor. Within the Qianrongese population, a large majority is Minjianese while a minority are Tuhaoese or Mahusaynese.