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A city of southeast China on the Taiwan Strait southwest of Fuzhou. It was an important port during the Middle Ages.
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or Chuan•chow


a seaport in SE Fujian province, in SE China, on Taiwan Strait. 410,229.
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Historically, the festival finds its origin from the 19th century clash of the Changchow and Chuanchow people.
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