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


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  1. A major city and port, the capital city of Guangdong, in southeastern China.
    • 1975, Janet Goldwasser, 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, →OCLC, 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, Al Gore, “Outgrowth”, in The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change[2], New York: Random House, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, 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 The Guardian[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.
    • 2021 December 15, Amy Cheng, “Chinese officials axed for cutting down thousands of trees after Xi Jinping signals disapproval”, in The Washington Post[4], →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 15 December 2021, Asia‎[5]:
      Ten officials from Guangzhou have been disciplined after thousands of banyan trees, a mainstay of the southern Chinese city’s landscape, were cut down. The decision, announced over the weekend, was likely to have been approved by President Xi Jinping, who made an unusual intervention to signal his displeasure, experts said.
      Li Xi, the Communist Party chief in Guangdong, the province in which Guangzhou is located, told state media Sunday that the tree removal “gravely damaged the city’s natural ecological environment” and “hurt the public’s fond memories and feelings.” Li added that local officials should realize that Xi paid significant attention to Guangzhou and recognize the severity of the problem.
    • 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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  1. Guangzhou (a major city and port, the capital city of Guangdong, in southeastern China)
    Synonym: Cantão