This week we continue praying through China’s major cities with Lanzhou. Lanzhou is the capitol city of Gansu Province and one of the few major cities is Northwest China. Historically, the city was significant for the Northern Silk Road, and was at times controlled by the Tibetans and Mongols. For a period of Chinese history, Lanzhou was a significant center of Buddhist study. It is also home to many of Gansu’s large Muslim communities.