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

  • A city of northeast China east-southeast of Beijing. It was devastated in 1976 by a massive earthquake in which an estimated 242,000 people were killed. Population: 1,270,000.

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  • n. A prefecture-level city in Hebei province, China.

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  • n. an industrial city of northeastern China in Hebei province


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  • I was under the impression that during Qing, China was often referred to as Tangshan, and during the colonial period, people said 'zhina'.

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  • In addition to the typical sponsors, "Aftershock" was backed by the government of Tangshan, which is believed to have put up 50 million yuan ($7.4 million) of the production cost.

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  • There had been an earthquake at a coal-mining city near Peking called Tangshan.

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  • I'll admit 'Tangshan' is a new one on me, all I'm going on is Wu Zhuoliu's (a Hakkanese Taiwanese) use of 'dalu' in the Chinese version of his book 'Orphan of Asia' (which was itself originally published in Japanese).

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  • Anhui Conch Cement rose 2.3%, Tangshan Jidong Cement was up 2.9%, while Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Union rose by the 10% daily limit.

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  • China is building a plant in Dalian, across the Bohai Sea from Tangshan, a city that was leveled in 1976 by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake.

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  • A 7.5 magnitude earthquake in 1976, thought to have killed at least a quarter of a million people, destroyed the city of Tangshan, which sits near China's northeast coast about 300 kilometers across the Bohai Sea from the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant under construction in the city of Dalian.

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  • A resolutely mainstream, rather tepid drama, it politely uses the devastating 1976 earthquake in Tangshan as a backdrop for a family saga.

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  • Last year CFIUS raised concerns over a planned joint venture between New Mexico fiber-optics company Emcore Corp. and China's Tangshan Caofeidian Investment Corp., prompting the companies to abandon the deal.

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  • Chinese Communist Official Issues Veiled Warning to Sina Former and current employees of the Chinese joint venture, which operates the website, say more than 10 offices around China have been closed, including one in the northern city of Tangshan where an employee said he and his co-workers were locked out last Friday after their lunch break just after being notified of the shutdown.

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