[kyou-chou; Chinese gyou-joh]
or Chiao·chou, Kiao·chow
- a former German-leased territory (1898–1914) on the Shandong peninsula, in E China, around Jiaozhou Bay. 200 sq. mi. (518 sq. km). Chief city, Tsingtao.
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The only task that fell to their lot on land was that of capturing Kiaochow.
Tsingtao and the port of Kiaochow should belong to Japan, as well as the Tainan railway.
German explorers had examined the coast and had noticed the favorable situation of the harbor of Kiaochow.The German Emperor as Shown in his Public Utterances
A highway connects it with the Yellow river, and it is joined by a railway 280 m. long to Kiaochow.
Now we come to the events of last November, when Germany suddenly swooped down on Kiaochow.The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era, Vol. II (of 2)
- a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Jiaozhou
- a territory of NE China, in SE Shandong province, surrounding Jiaozhou Bay (an inlet of the Yellow Sea): leased to Germany from 1898 to 1914. Area: about 520 sq km (200 sq miles)