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

  • A city of eastern China at the mouth of the Chang Jiang (Yangtze River) southeast of Nanjing. The largest city in the country, Shanghai was opened to foreign trade by the Treaty of Nanking (1842) and quickly prospered. France, Great Britain, and the United States all held large concessions in the city until the early 20th century. Shanghai is located in Jiangsu province but is administered as a separate governmental unit. Population: 9,830,000.
  • n. See Cochin China2.

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  • proper n. A port city in China.
  • n. A type of long-legged chicken believed to be of Asian origin.

Etymologies

After Shanghai 1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Sinitic 上海 (Shànghǎi). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • SHANGHAI — The trial of four Rio Tinto PLC executives in Shanghai opened with a surprise on Monday when the men, including Australian national Stern Hu, admitted taking money in response to bribery charges.

    Four Admit Guilt as Rio Tinto Trial Opens

  • SHANGHAI — American and Shanghai health authorities opened an epidemiology center in the Chinese city Tuesday to train experts in sleuthing out ways to prevent chronic and epidemic diseases.

    China And US Open Disease Study Center In Shanghai

  • SHANGHAI — A proud Shanghai threw open the gates of the 2010 World Expo on Saturday, kicking off an event that underscores the Chinese financial hub's comeback as a major world city after decades of spartan industrialism following the 1949 communist revolution.

    Shanghai World Expo 2010 Kicks Off

  • SHANGHAI — The trial of four Rio Tinto PLC executives in Shanghai on bribe-taking charges opened with a surprise when the men, including Australian national Stern Hu, admitted they had accepted money.

    Four Admit Guilt as Rio Tinto Trial Opens

  • SHANGHAI — A closely watched commercial crimes trial of four Rio Tinto Ltd. executives in Shanghai concluded Wednesday without word on a verdict following admissions of guilt by some defendants but also denials from each of the four on key points, lawyers said.

    Rio Tinto Trial Adjourns

  • SHANGHAI -- The aspects of the Shanghai trial involving bribery of Rio Tinto PLC employees concluded Tuesday morning, and later sessions will deal, behind closed doors, with aspects of the case alleging theft of commercial secrets, an Australian official said.

    Bribery Part of Rio Tinto Trial Ends

  • SHANGHAI — Three Chinese dairy officials were sentenced Wednesday to up to five years in prison after a Shanghai court found them guilty of producing and selling dangerous products, state media reported.

    Chinese Dairy Executives Are Sentenced in Scandal

  • SHANGHAI — A Shanghai court found an Australian executive at mining giant Rio Tinto guilty of charges he accepted bribes and stole commercial secret and sentenced him to 10 years in prison, the dramatic conclusion to a politically charged trial that carries ramifications for multinational corporations in China's increasingly important market.

    Chinese Court Sentences Rio's Hu to 10 Years

  • SHANGHAI mdash; American and Shanghai health authorities opened an epidemiology center in the Chinese city Tuesday to train experts in sleuthing out ways to prevent ...

    China And US Open Disease Study Center In Shanghai

  • SHANGHAI — Ningbo Port Co., a major port operator in eastern China, raised 7.4 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) from a smaller-than-planned Shanghai initial public offering, which would provide slightly more than half the funds for its planned port expansion and machine purchases.

    Ningbo Port Raises $1.1 Billion From IPO

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  • China has at least a dozen cities with populations that exceed 5,000,000 people. Some you've probably never heard of, yet.

    June 28, 2010