noun Pinyin.
a city in NE Zhejiang province, in E China.
Also, Older Spelling, Shaohing [shou-hing] . Wade-Giles, Shaohsing. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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city, northeastern Zhejiang sheng (province), eastern China. It is situated in the centre of the eastern half of the coastal plain south of Hangzhou Bay. Shaoxing lies along the Hang-Yong Canal (the local section is also called the Zhedong Canal)-which joins Ningbo to the east with Xiaoshan on the estuary of the Qiantang River to the west-and it is also located on the Ningbo-Hangzhou railway, which follows the same route.

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