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Weihai (wāˈhĪˈ) [key] or Weihaiwei wāˈhĪˈwāˈ, city (1994 est. pop. 184,500), NE Shandong prov., China, a seaport on the Bohai. The harbor is protected by Liugong Island. The city was part of a territory (c.285 sq mi/740 sq km), called Weihaiwei, which was leased by Great Britain from 1898 to 1930. It is now a commercial port with some light industries. A campus of Shandong Univ. is there.

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