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Tai

Tai tī [key], lake, c.1,300 sq mi (3,370 sq km), on the border between Jiangsu prov. and Zhejiang prov., E China second largest freshwater lake in China. Dotted with islands, it is one of China's most scenic areas and was long a tourist attraction, but sightseeing has diminished due to pollution from Wuxi 's industries. The lake basin is one of the richest agricultural regions in China rice, wheat, and cotton are grown. The lake is linked to the Grand Canal .

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