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Chingtao

/ˈtʃɪŋˈtaʊ/
noun
1.
a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Qingdao
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Ch'ing-tao

port city, eastern Shandong sheng (province), eastern China. It is located on the south coast of the Shandong Peninsula at the eastern entrance to Jiaozhou (Kiaochow) Bay, one of the best natural harbours in northern China. Although the bay sometimes freezes in severe winters, it is always open for large ships.

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