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(Placename) a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Tianjin



also Tientsin

a port in E Hebei province, in NE China. 5,770,000.
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Noun1.Tientsin - a major industrial center in northeastern China on the Grand Canal near the Yellow SeaTientsin - a major industrial center in northeastern China on the Grand Canal near the Yellow Sea; 3rd largest city in China
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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It was ended by the Treaty of Tientsin that opened 11 more Chinese ports to trade and gave foreigners the right to travel to the interior of China.
38 Mauser strapped to her hip") in June 1900 took part in defending the foreign settlement at Tientsin from a Boxer attack.
In 1926 De Jongh was moved to Tientsin to become head of the office in this northern harbor town.
During night exercises being conducted in Tientsin, China, "shots were fired .
City after city fell to the invaders: Peiping and Tientsin in July, and Nanking in December, forcing Chiang Kai-shek to move the Nationalist government to Hankow.
However, Conger did favor renewing the concession the United States had been granted in Tientsin in 1861 but never occupied.
Her Tientsin Statement of April 11, 1927, directed to the American Board and churches of America, pled for an end to Western military protection and special privileges for missionaries: "We at present strongly feel that the work of foreign missionaries in China will in its largest implications be futile until we are freed from the incubus of extraterritoriality and the toleration clauses in the treaties.
Free Trade Zones (FTZs) have been set up in Shanghai, Tientsin, and elsewhere to facilitate international financial transactions, although these have disappointed investors' hopes that this would be a step toward liberalization of the capital account or a national "negative list.
After his triumph in the 400m at the 1924 Olympics, Eric left the country to become a missionary in his birthplace, Tientsin, now Tianjin, in north China.
The entire Chinese city of Tientsin is under siege from within, and all because the city's sacred idol, The Green God, has been stolen.
He was assigned to Tientsin, China, in 1947, meaning that--in a coincidence worthy of Forrest Gump--he was physically present for the Communist takeover in 1948.