Shaokuan

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Shaokuan

 

(also Ch’üchiang), a city in China, in Kwangtung Province. Population, more than 100,000 (1970). An important transportation center on the Peking-Canton railroad line, Shao-kuan has a landing at the confluence of two rivers: the Wu Shui and Chen Shui. Industry includes ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy and the production of various kinds of industrial equipment. The city also has a tannery and enterprises of the cement, glass, wood-products, chemical, and textile industries.

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