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  • Chinese Study
    Chinese Study wrote:
    <p>Shanghai (上海), is China's most populous city situated on the eastern coast of the country, a port on the estuary of the Yangtze River. Until World War II, Shanghai contained areas of British, French, and American settlement. It was also the site where in 1921 the founding of the Chinese Communist Party took place.</p> <p>Shanghai</p> <p>15 789 000</p> <p>Beijing (北京), the capital of China, in the northeastern part of the country. It became the country's capital in 1421, at the start of the Ming period, and survived as the capital of the Republic of China after the revolution of 1912. Also called (esp. formerly) Peking.</p> <p>Beijing</p> <p>11 106 000</p> <p>Guangzhou (广州), (also Kwangchow) a city in southern China, the capital of Guangdong province. It is the leading industrial and commercial center of southern China. Also called Canton .</p> <p>Guangdong (Canton)</p> <p>9 447 000</p> <p>Shenzhen (深圳), an industrial city in southern China, north of Hong Kong. The city was China's first Special Economic Zone and southern China's major financial center. It is also the second busiest port in mainland China (after Shanghai).</p> <p>Guangdong</p> <p>8 114 000</p> <p>Tianjin, (天津, also Tientsin) it is one of the four cities with a provincial-level status, a port city in northeastern China located in Hubei province.</p> <p>Tianjin</p> <p>7 468 000</p> <p>Wuhan (武汉), a port in eastern China, the capital of Hubei province. Situated at the confluence of the Han and the Yangtze rivers, it is a conurbation of three adjacent towns (Hankow, Hanyang, and Wuchang) that have been administered jointly since 1950.</p> <p>Hubei</p> <p>7 542 000</p> <p>Hong Kong (香港), the former British dependency on the southeastern coast of China that was returned to China in 1997. The area comprises Hong Kong Island, ceded by China in 1841; the Kowloon peninsula, ceded in 1860; and the New Territories, additional areas of the mainland that were leased for 99 years in 1898. Hong Kong has become one of the world's major financial and manufacturing centers.</p> <p>Hong Kong SAR</p> <p>7 000 000</p> <p>Chongqing (重庆), (also Chungking) a city in Sichuan province, in central China, on the Yangtze River. It was the capital of China from 1938 to 1946.</p> <p>Chongqing</p> <p>6 690 000</p> <p>Shenyang (沈阳), is an industrial city in northeastern China. It is the capital of the province of Liaoning and the transportation and commercial center of China's northeastern region. The city was formerly known as Mukden.</p> <p>Liaoning</p> <p>4 952 000</p> <p>Dongguan (东莞) formerly Tung-kuan; an industrial city in the Pearl River Delta, the city is home to South China Mall, the world's largest shopping mall.</p> <p>Guangdong</p> <p>4 850 000</p> <p>Chengdu (成都), the capital of Sichuan province in western central China. The city is one of Southwestern China's most important economic centers and transportation and communication hub.</p> <p>Sichuan</p> <p>4 266 000</p>
  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

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    Hahahahaha ... should some of these numbers be checked? I do believe that HK has about 7m population, but I would have thought BJ has about or more than 20m, instead of just 11m?

    Actually, I think HK itself cannot "escape" from being part of China, or be China, although, when it happens, I believe that HK will no longer be HK, just more or less a "wasteland" ... unchanged for 50 years? yeah, right!

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