- a city in SE Sichuan province, in S central China, on the Chang Jiang: provisional capital of China 1937–46.
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Examples from the Web for chongqing
Perhaps the most egregious scandal was the downfall of former Politburo member and Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai.Is Political Change Coming to China?
November 8, 2012
But in Chongqing and for the former police boss, there was nowhere to turn.Wang Lijun’s 15-Year Sentence May Clear Way for China’s Leadership Transition
September 24, 2012
Mr Heywood was found dead in a room at the Lucky Holiday Hotel in Bo's city, Chongqing, last November.Will Gu Kailai Get the Death Penalty?
July 27, 2012
That episode triggered a scandal that led to the purge of the Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai.Chen Guangcheng’s Escape Could Cause Breakdown of U.S. Relations With China
April 28, 2012
Such revelations, if true, would destroy both Chongqing men.Bo Xilai’s Sacking Signals Showdown In China’s Communist Party
March 15, 2012
Chungking or Ch'ung-ch'ing
- a river port in SW China, capital of Chongqing municipality (traditionally in Sichuan province) at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers: site of a city since the 3rd millennium bc; wartime capital of China (1938–45); major trade centre for W China. Pop: 4 975 000 (2005 est)Former name: Pahsien
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