American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of south-central China on the Chang Jiang (Yangtze River). It was the capital of China from 1937 to 1946. Population: 3,930,000.
- n. a city in south-central China on the Chang Jiang; a commercial center for western China
“CHONGQING - The progress made by Chongqing has impressed Mr Lee Hsien Loong in his first visit to the Chinese city as Prime Minister.”
“May 31st, 2009 CHONGQING - The death toll from a gas explosion at a coal mine in China's southwesten Chongqing region rose to 30 as rescuers recovered five more bodies, authorities said Sunday.”
“Whether what we're seeing in Chongqing is simply a crackdown on graft or actually a struggle against corruption, the fact is that is has dug up quite a few corrupt officials, and that is what's most important.”
“But I live in Chongqing, which is more liberal than perhaps Guizhou and Gansu or any of the more remote areas.”
“As for this 'strike down graft, eliminate evil' action in Chongqing, netizens from across the country are waiting to see when their city will start following the lead of Chongqing.”
“With this storm attack now on corruption in Chongqing, it has shown the national anti-corruption departments a rather disappointing reality, which is that the level of corruption in China today is extremely severe, and absolutely not a matter of “rare exception”.”
“However, there are others who are also vying for the post — Vice-Premier Li Keqiang who is backed by Hu, and Bo Xilai, currently the party boss in Chongqing who recently tried to break up some corruption rings there.”
“The company is based in Chongqing in western China, an area where the cost of doing business is generally lower than in coastal areas of China.”
“Officials in Chongqing province — home to roughly 12 million farmers whose land either has already been lost in the flooding that accompanied the construction of the Three Gorges Dam, or is under pressure from urban growth in the province — have publicly encouraged mass emigration to Africa.”
“Interestingly, while Chengdu has a military research bureau, Chongqing is host to several triads — criminal networks with connections to the Chinese government and Communist Party.”
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