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 (täng′shän′, däng′-)
A city of northeast China east of Beijing. It was devastated in 1976 by a massive earthquake in which over 240,000 people were killed.
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(Placename) an industrial city in NE China, in Hebei province: the 1976 earthquake, which killed an estimated 255 000 people, was the most lethal of the 20th century. Pop: 1 773 000 (2005 est)
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a city in NE Hebei province, in NE China. 1,500,000.
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Noun1.Tangshan - an industrial city of northeastern China in Hebei province
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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Arrivals of seaborne iron ore at Chinese ports shrank last week, as cargoes that arrived at ports in both Shandong and Tangshan slid week on week.
1976 28 JULY Tangshan earthquake in China killed 242,000 people.
| 1976: One of the greatest natural disasters of recent centuries occurred when an earthquake hit Tangshan in China, killing three-quarters of a million people.
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27 (Petra)-- A China-made tram powered by hydrogen fuel cells was put into commercial operation Thursday in Tangshan, North China's Hebei province.
The liquefied natural gas receiving terminal of PetroChina Jingtang, located in Caofeidian Industrial Zone, Tangshan City, Hebei Province, is an important natural gas supply facility in North China.
Compared with the medium and the low speed maglev trains that have entered operation, the traction efficiency of the new train has been improved by 10 per cent, while its energy consumption reduced by over 20 per cent, state-run manufacturer CRRC's Tangshan branch said.
Tangshan, one of the country's heavy-industry hot spots, announced earlier this week that it would extend the restrictions on steel production after the end of the winter heating season mid-March.