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Weihaiwei(wā`hī`wā`), city (1994 est. pop. 184,500), NE Shandong prov., China, a seaport on the Bohai. The harbor is protected by Liugong Island. The city was part of a territory (c.285 sq mi/740 sq km), called Weihaiwei, which was leased by Great Britain from 1898 to 1930. It is now a commercial port with some light industries. A campus of Shandong Univ. is there.
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Weihaiwei, a city and port in China, in the province of Shantung. Population, 39,000 (1953). From 1898 to 1930 the city was leased to Great Britain.
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a port in NE China, in NE Shandong on the Yellow Sea: leased to Britain as a naval base (1898--1930). Pop.: 966 000 (2005 est.)
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