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(ˈweɪˈhaɪ) or


(Placename) 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). Also called: Weihaiwei



a seaport in NE Shandong province, in E China. 175,000. Formerly, Wei•hai•wei (ˈweɪˈhaɪˈweɪ)
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Formerly known as Weihaiwei, it was established in 1949 after the Communist revolution and acts as a major fishing centre and trading hub with its close proximity to South Korea.
Furthermore, the rebus sic stantibus principle was enshrined in Article 19 of the Covenant of the League of Nations (League Covenant) and prompted the return of Weihaiwei, a British colony in Shandong, to China in 1930.
The Beiyang Fleet--of two battleships, ten cruisers, and two torpedo boats--lost a sea battle to the Japanese in September 1894 and withdrew to Weihaiwei, a strongly fortified harbor on the northern Shandong coast.
The author peppers the poem with the names of remote outposts defending Britain's interests around the world many of which he would have visited as a young officer and even fought at including Weihaiwei in China, Karochaw in Japan and Sokoto, in north-west Nigeria.
Recruitment centres were established in Qingdao and Weihaiwei, and by the end of 1918, 96,000 Chinese were working in France.
Close examination of one of the British empire's more obscure possessions--the naval station at Weihaiwei, which British policymakers acquired for no clear reason in 1898 and then refused to turn over to China for four decades--suggests that the attitude Schumpeter described was not only widespread in the British government during the early twentieth century, but that such impulses could dominate policymaking even in the most commercially minded of imperial nations.
Before too long Russia had seized Dalian (Port Arthur), and Britain the port of Weihaiwei, which was ruled as a leased territory until 1930.
It is an enormous field both in space and time - 1930 to 1998, Weihaiwei to Timor - through which he drives as straight a furrow as can be expected.
3) Weihaiwei was not restored until 1930, and in the meantime Sir Cecil Clementi revived Lugard's proposal.
28) Almost all of these men were recruited in the Shandong peninsula and transported through the ports of Weihaiwei and later Qingdao.
Principal battles: Weihaiwei (Weihai) (1895); Yellow Sea (1904); Tsushima (1905).
She therefore abandoned her 'open door' policy and took a lease of Weihaiwei, in the same month that the French obtained theirs.