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, city (1994 est. pop. 428,400), SW Hubei prov., China, a river port on the Chang. It is the western terminus for large oceangoing vessels traveling up the Chang from Shanghai; there goods are transshipped to smaller boats that can negotiate the
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a city in China, in Hupeh Province, on the middle course of the Yangtze River, below Sanhsia Gorge. It is known as the “gateway” to the Szechwan Basin. Population, 90, 000 (1956). It is an important river port, transshipment point, and industrial center. The city has chemical, paper, textile, machine-building, food-processing, and pharmaceutical industries.