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(Placename) a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Tianjin
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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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The City of Tianjin, formerly known as Tientsin presented to investors several opportunities for investments.
Meyer, who established Tientsin in Dickoya, Antoine Joseph Van der Poorten, a Flemish Jew who became the first Belgium Consul in Ceylon, and Elias David Sassoon, who founded what became the Sassoon Bank
Phase 2 covers Seymour's return to Tientsin (Tianjin) following his failed expedition against Peking, during which the coalition navies supported the expedition.
Born in 1914 in Tientsin, China, Hersey was the youngest son of Roscoe and Grace Baird Hersey.
1858 Treaty of Tientsin ends war between Britain and China.
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.
While serving as a technical adviser to a Chinese mining company, Hoover and his new American wife (with "a .38 Mauser strapped to her hip") in June 1900 took part in defending the foreign settlement at Tientsin from a Boxer attack.
HCHC, which later became part of trade firm Internatio, also had branches in Hong Kong, Tientsin, and Canton.
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." (14)