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Hejiang or Hokiang (both: hô-jyäng) [key], former province, c.52,300 sq mi (135,500 sq km), NE China. The capital was Jiamusi (Kiamusze). Created in 1945, largely out of the former province of Jilin, it was one of nine provinces established in Manchuria by the Chinese Nationalist government after World War II. In 1949 Hejiang was included in the Communist province of Songjiang, which in 1954 became part of Heilongjiang prov. The name sometimes appears as Ho-chiang.

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