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Are you suggesting this could be the beginning of the Cho Ming operation?
~ President Thomas Wilson to Adrian Helmsley

Cho Ming was a valley located between Tibet and China. Due to its remote location, it was chosen as the place for the construction of the Arks.

21st Century[]

In 2010, shortly after the 2010 G8 Summit, the world governments began a top-secret project to ensure humanity survives the 2012 Apocalypse. They started to build nine ships. To keep society from falling into a state of massive panic, the project was disguised as a dam and numerous people were hired to help build the ships for the next two years.

When the 2012 Apocalypse occurred, Cho Ming was hit by massive earthquakes, the roof that was hiding the Arks collapsing on top of Ark 3, preventing it from being launched. A mega-tsumani at the height of 1500 meters swept away the remnants of China, including Cho Ming, submerging it underwater.

After the apocalypse ended, Cho Ming is completely flooded but left with extreme damage and is rendered uninhabitable.


  • This region was one of several places that was completely made up, and not set in a real-life place, along with the Nampan Plateau and Naga Deng.