Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A province of southeast China on the South China Sea. It has been part of China since c. 200 B.C. Guangzhou is the capital. Population: 85,200,000.

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  • proper n. A populous province in China, located on the southern coast.

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  • n. a province in southern China

Etymologies

Transliteration of Mandarin 廣東 (Guǎngdōng, simplified: 广东) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And Francois Godement , a French specialist in Asia, describes China as split between competing versions of its own model: the more Western-style move up the technological value chain, which he calls the Guangdong model after the prosperous coastal region, and the Chongqing experiment in the center of China, which is marked by heavy state subsidies and paeans to Chairman Mao.

    Emerging Questions on Growth Path

  • But many Chinese people clearly do not have knowledge about the uneven development within Guangdong province.

    Boing Boing

  • "Can there be places that are this impoverished in Guangdong province?"

    Boing Boing

  • The school was called as the "most run-down school in Guangdong province."

    Boing Boing

  • The Associated Press writes that in Guangdong, the Chinese province where Megi is projected to make landfall "officials have ordered all fishing boats back to shore, put the provincial flood control headquarters on alert and warned that reservoirs should be watched."

    Typhoon Megi likely to track east of Hong Kong

  • The SARS outbreak began on November 16, 2002, when the first case of an unusual form of pneumonia was reported in Guangdong province in southern China.

    Disease-Hunting Scientists: Jonathan Epstein and the search for SARS

  • "I predict if population control remains on course and meets its targets, Guangdong is likely to let couples in which one of the two parents is an only child to have a second child," he said in an interview with the Yangcheng Evening News.

    China To Stick With One-Child Policy

  • Southern Weekend, one of the most outspoken weekly newspapers in Guangdong province, came out Thursday with a large front-page photo of the Time cover featuring Wen, alongside his comments from the interview about the need for political reform.

    Party meeting begins in Beijing amid increasing dissent over human rights

  • One facility in Guangdong province, the famous Foxconn works, sits in the middle of a conurbation just outside Shenzhen, where it occupies roughly as much space as a major airport.

    China Makes, The World Takes

  • The Architecture firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill are designing a zero energy office tower for the Guangdong Tobacco Company in Guangdong China.

    Sustainable Design Update » Blog Archive » Zero Energy Office Building

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