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Shenzhen

(Encyclopedia) Shenzhen shĕn´jŭn´, city (1994 est. pop. 695,600) and port, S Guangdong prov., China, on the South China Sea, N of Hong Kong. Designated a special economic zone in 1979 when it was…

Shantou

(Encyclopedia) Shantou shän-tō or Swatowswä´tou´, city (1994 est. pop. 718,800), SE Guangdong prov., China, a port on the South China Sea, in the Han River delta. When it was opened to foreign trade…

Sinuiju

(Encyclopedia) Sinuiju sēn´o͝o´ē´jo͞o, Jap. Shingishu, city (1993 pop. 326,011), W North Korea, on the Yellow Sea (or West Sea) at the mouth of the Yalu River. A main northern gateway to Korea, it…

Gwadar

(Encyclopedia) Gwadar, port city (1998 est. pop. 43,850), Baluchistan prov., SW Pakistan, at the N end of the Arabian Sea. Traditional industries include fishing and fish processing; there also are…

Zhuhai

(Encyclopedia) Zhuhai jo͞o-hī, city (1994 est. pop. 308,600), S Guangdong prov., on the Pearl River, N of Macau. Designated a special economic zone in 1979, the city has benefited greatly from its…

Sihanoukville

(Encyclopedia) Sihanoukville sē´əno͝ok˝vĭl˝ or Kompong Somkäm´pông´ sôm, city and seaport (1994 est. pop. 75,000), Sihanoukville prov., S Cambodia, on the Gulf of Thailand. Although a new city (…

Pearl

(Encyclopedia) Pearl, Chin. Zhujiang, river, 110 mi (177 km) long, S Guangdong prov., S China. Formed at Guangzhou by the confluence of the Xi and Bei rivers, it flows E then S past Guangzhou and…

Kaesong

(Encyclopedia) Kaesong or Kaisongboth: kă´sŭng´, Jap. Kaijo, city (1993 pop. 334,433), S North Korea. A long-time commercial center, it is important for its exports of ginseng, a valuable medicinal…

Kashi

(Encyclopedia) Kashi kä´shē´ or Kashgarkäsh´gär, city (1994 est. pop. 190,500), SW Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China, on the Kaxgar (Kashgar) River (a tributary of the Tarim). It is the hub of…

Tianjin

(Encyclopedia) Tianjin or Tientsinboth: tyän´jĭn´, city and independent municipality (2010 pop. 12,938,224), NE China. In E central Hebei prov., it is a politically independent unit (4,400 sq mi/11,…