छो (बॉट: वर्तनी एकरूपता।)
[[चित्र:ChinaPrefectures.svg|thumb|चीन के दीचू (प्रेफेक्चर)]]
[[चीनी जनवादी गणराज्य|चीन]] की प्रशासनिक इकाइयों को '''दीचू''' (地区 [[फ़ीनयिन]]: dìqū) कहते हैं। They
Prefecture is developed from the Circuit, which was a level between the province level and the county level in Qing dynasty. In 1928, the government of the Republic of China abolished the circuit level and the province administrated county directly. Soon, this reform was found unfeasible because some provinces had hundreds of counties. Consequently, province was subdivided into several prefectures and regional administrative offices were set up.