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 (chĭng′dou′) also Tsing·tao (tsĭng′tou′)
A city of northeastern China on the southern tip of the Shandong Peninsula. It was leased in 1898 to the Germans, who established a famed brewery.
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(ˈtʃɪŋˈdaʊ) ,




(Placename) a port in E China, in E Shandong province on Jiazhou Bay, developed as a naval base and fort in 1891. Shandong university (1926). Pop: 2 431 000 (2005 est)
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or Tsing•tao


a seaport in E Shandong province, in E China, on the Yellow Sea. 2,060,000.
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Delving into the relationship between Great Britain and Japan in 1914 during World War I, the third chapter focuses on the Battle of Tsingtau. Though obscure, this battle demonstrated the beneficial cross-cultural dealings of these different societies.
This chapter focuses on their joint efforts to win the Battle of Tsingtau, a frequently ignored yet important battle for control of a small German colony in China.