American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of eastern China near the East China Sea south of Shanghai. Founded in the fourth century A.D., it was opened to foreign trade in 1876. Population: 563,000.
“Measuring at an overwhelming 2.4 metres long and weighing 340 kilograms, this fish is shown at a seafood market in Wenzhou, east China Zhejiang Province on 23 January, 2007.”
“Around the rest of China, the name Wenzhou is indelibly linked to the ubiquitous pink and purple lit massage parlors.”
“Daily calls the Wenzhou meltdown "China's subprime crisis.”
“In China, skyscrapers are going up in obscure locales such as Wenzhou, Wuhan and Jiangyin, a boomtown north of Shanghai.”
“An Lusheng, head of the Shanghai Railway Bureau, said there were design problems with the signal light equipment at the Wenzhou South Station and dispatchers did not send any warnings after the lightning strike.”
“Premier Wen Jiabao, who arrived in Wenzhou on Thursday to check on the investigation and the conditions of the survivors, has called for a sweeping and transparent probe into the crash between two bullet trains, which also hurt more than 190 people.”
“Saturday's accident occurred on a high-speed rail line in eastern China between the cities of Hangzhou and Wenzhou.”
“People stand by candles lit in memory of those who were killed in the train accident in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province July 25, 2011 Reuters.”
“Saturday's accident outside the eastern city of Wenzhou prompted an outpouring of anger among the public and even in the usually docile state media, with questions posed over the cause of the crash and the government's handling of the aftermath.”
“Wen's visit comes a day after more than 20 relatives of people who died in the crash gathered at the Wenzhou South Station, holding banners demanding answers regarding the accident's cause, Chinese media reported.”
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