a province in southeastern China. 89,344 sq. mi. (231,401 sq. km). Capital: Canton.
- Also (Older Spelling) Kwang·tung [kwahng-toong, kwang-; Chinese gwahng-doong] /ˈkwɑŋˈtʊŋ, ˈkwæŋ-; Chinese ˈgwɑŋˈdʊŋ/ .
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How to use Guangdong in a sentence
Restrictions on the wildlife trade were minimal in the aftermath of SARS, which gave scientists almost unlimited access to animals and traders in Guangdong’s wet markets—but even that wasn’t enough to help them pin down the source of SARS.This scientist now believes covid started in Wuhan’s wet market. Here’s why. | Jane Qiu | November 19, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
The book connects, for example, an AI-driven pig-farming operation in Guangdong to Silicon Valley surveillance culture, while avoiding the easy binaries of tech solutionism and paranoia.“He put QR-coded wristbands on each of the chickens” | Katie McLean | December 18, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The animal was then sold at a wet market–where fresh meat, fish and sometimes live animals are sold–in Guangdong, from which it jumped to humans.Inside the Global Quest to Trace the Origins of COVID-19—and Predict Where It Will Go Next | Alice Park | July 23, 2020 | Time
“We know that Hong Kong people call us locusts,” said Mr. Sun, a visitor from Guangdong province.Chinese Tourists Are Taking Hong Kong Protest Selfies | Brendon Hong | October 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its language—Cantonese—is spoken only in neighboring Macau and Guangdong province.
Scores of Chinese in Guangdong province began to immigrate to California through the Port of San Francisco.‘The Search for General Tso’: The Origins of America’s Favorite Chinese Dish, General Tso’s Chicken | Marlow Stern | April 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the existence of underground markets selling tiger in Guangdong has long been an open secret.Why Do Chinese Oligarchs Secretly Love Illegal Tiger Meat? | Jake Adelstein | March 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On a visit to China three years ago, I was taken to a hilltop park in a small city in Guangdong province.David's Bookclub: It Was a Long Time Ago and It Never Happened Anyway | David Frum | April 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Guangdong
a province of SE China, on the South China Sea: includes the Leizhou Peninsula, with densely populated river valleys; traditionally also including Macao and Hong Kong; the only true tropical climate in China. Capital: Canton. Pop: 79 540 000 (2003 est). Area: 197 100 sq km (76 100 sq miles)
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