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See also: Guāngzhōu and Guǎngzhōu


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From the Hanyu Pinyin[1] romanization of the Mandarin pronunciation of Chinese 廣州 (Guǎngzhōu, expansive district [capital]).


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  1. A major city and port, the capital city of Guangdong, in southeastern China.
    • 1975, Goldwasser, Janet; Stuart Dowty, “Of Chivas Regal and Mao Tse-tung”, in Huan-Ying: Worker's China[1], New York: Monthly Review Press, →ISBN Invalid ISBN, LCCN 74-7790, OCLC 471721488, page 15:
      The Chinese side of the border, Shumchun, is a long building—a combination reception house, customs office, and dining facility. We were guided down corridors, past dining rooms crowded with businessmen noisily enjoying lunch before the train for Guangzhou pulled out.
    • 2013, Gore, Al, “Outgrowth”, in The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change[2], New York: Random House, →ISBN, LCCN 2012039890, OCLC 827202765, pages 163-164:
      As a result, decisions to clean up the environment are routinely—and inaccurately—described as hurtful to prosperity. For example, in Guangzhou, China, the vice director of the city’s planning agency felt forced to defend a decision to limit automobile traffic as a means of reducing dangerous levels of air pollution by saying, “Of course from the government’s point of view, we give up some growth, but to achieve better health for all citizens, it’s worth it.”
    • 2019 March 19, Hannah Ellis-Petersen, “China's goths protest after woman told to remove 'distressing' make-up on subway”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[3]:
      In a post on Chinese social media site Weibo, the woman, who remains unnamed, recounted how subway security in the southern city of Guangzhou had stopped her from travelling because of her heavy eye make-up and dark lipstick.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Guangzhou.


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  1. ^ Guangzhou”, in Collins English Dictionary. "the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for Canton"

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Proper noun[edit]

Guangzhou f

  1. Guangzhou (a major city and port, the capital city of Guangdong, in southeastern China)
    Synonym: Cantão