The mountain ranges of China form an east-west series of north- south arcs, whose development is considered to have been cyclical and to have been accompanied by intrusion of extensive granitic masses which became consolidated near the surface. Three arcs are distinguished; from west to east they are accompanied by Carboniferous-Permian, Jurassic, and Tertiary granites respectively.

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