American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Formerly Can·ton (kănˈtŏnˌ, kănˌtŏnˈ)Guangzhou A city of southern China on a delta near the South China Sea. The capital of Guangdong province, it became a treaty port open to foreign trade after the Opium War (1839-1842). Population: 4,150,000.
- n. a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port
“GUANGZHOU: A lawmaker of southern China's Guangdong province has been pressing the provincial authorities to disclose government budget, months after Guangzhou, the provincial”
“GUANGZHOU: The chairman of DDS, a failed courier firm in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, has been detained after hundreds of former clients and employees blocked traffic in a number protest outside the Legislative Council on Friday against the building of the Guangzhou -”
“GUANGZHOU, China: South Korea strolled into the final of the Sudirman Cup world team championships Saturday, beating Indonesia 3-1 in a surprisingly one-sided semi-final in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.”
“GUANGZHOU -- The mega city of Guangzhou, plagued by chronic traffic congestion, is solving the problem with an extensive underground rail system. read more read more”
“Lincoln, a 23-year-old international business student in Guangzhou, had just been reading some news about Liu in the foreign press when I asked him.”
“But I was intrigued by the premise of the first Canton Music Festival, which is being held in Guangzhou, China, from November 5th-17th, as a prelude and accompaniment to the 2010 Asian Games (XVI Asiad).”
“The protest mirrored another in Guangzhou in southern China this July, when 1,000 people turned out to challenge a local politician's proposal to force a local television network to stop broadcasting in Cantonese and switch instead to Mandarin, the country's official language.”
“Unsure of reasons for the action, market traders cited as a possibility the looming Nov. 12 start in Guangzhou of the 45-nation Asian Games.”
“Mr. Chan said that it cost about $100 million a mile to build a subway line in Guangzhou, China including land acquisition costs for ventilation shafts and station entrances.”
“U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo, far right, tries to stop the ball during a match between the U.S. and Germany at the Four Nations women's soccer tournament at Guangdong Olympic Stadium in Guangzhou, China, Friday.”
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