Zhanjiang is a prefecture-level city at the southwestern end of Guangdong province, People’s Republic of China, facing Hainan to the south. Its population was 6,994,832 inhabitants at the 2010 census. 1,611,868 live in the built-up area made of four urban districts: Chikan, Xiashan, Potou and Mazhang. Zhanjiang lies in the southwest of Guangdong Province. It is situated in Leizhou Peninsular, neighboring the South Sea in the east and Beibu Gulf in the west. The city is separated from Hainan Province by Qiongzhou Strait.
Historical, Cultural facts & Religion
Originally Zhanjiang was a minor fishing port in the area dominated by the city of Leizhou (Haikang), some 22 miles (35 km) to the southwest, and at one time harbored a notorious nest of pirates. It first came to prominence when it was occupied by the French in 1898.
Brief City History
Zhanjiang, Wade-Giles romanization Chan-Chiang, formerly Tsamkong, city and major port, southwestern Guangdong sheng (province), China. It is located on Zhanjiang Bay on the eastern side of the Leizhou Peninsula, where it is protected by Naozhou and Donghai islands. Originally Zhanjiang was a minor fishing port in the area dominated by the city of Leizhou (Haikang), some 22 miles (35 km) to the southwest, and at one time harbored a notorious nest of pirates. It first came to prominence when it was occupied by the French in 1898. In 1899 the Chinese were forced to grant France a 99-year lease of the port, the two major islands nearby, and a strip of coastal land, totaling 325 square miles (842 square km). Administratively it was subject to French Indochina. It was then opened as a free port and renamed Fort Bayard. The port, however, did not develop, as the hinterland was not prosperous; instead, the French developed access to their sphere of influence in southern China via the railway to Hanoi in what is now northern Vietnam. Zhanjiang was occupied by the Japanese early in 1943 and was returned to Chinese control in 1945.
Following the establishment of the People’s Republic in 1949, Zhanjiang developed new importance. In 1955 a rail link was built to Litang in Guangxi province, where it joined the Hunan-Guangxi rail system. Since then, Zhanjiang has developed into a major modern port serving southern China, usable by ships of up to 50,000 tons. In 1984 Zhanjiang was designated one of the “open” cities of China, where the central government invited foreign investment; this spurred the city’s further industrial development. It has shipyards and engineering works; automobile, electrical-appliance, and textile plants; and sugar refineries, flour and rice mills, and chemical works. In the early 1990s, a new rail line was completed, linking Zhanjiang with Guangzhou (Canton), the provincial capital. The line was later extended to Hai’an, at the southernmost tip of the Leizhou Peninsula, where trains could be transported by ferry across the Hainan Strait to Haikou. Pop. (2002 est.) city, 719,681; (2007 est.) urban agglom, 1,590,000.
Language (s) Written & Spoken
The Zhanjiang dialect is a dialect mostly spoken in Zhanjiang in Guangdong, China. It is a sub-dialect of Leizhou Min. It is considered to be part of Southern Min though it has little mutual intelligibility with Minnan Proper (Hokkien-Taiwanese) and Teochew.
Important Types of Commerce in Zhanjiang
Zhanjiang is a port city and trade centre with a diversified industrial base, including a shipyard, textile plants, sugar refineries. plants producing automobiles, chemicals and electrical appliances as well as rice mills. From 2012 to 2014, the economy of Zhanjiang grew to a new level.
Language Services US and others will provide working with Zhanjiang
Brochure, website, pamphlet, business card and important business literature with Guangdong translation will impress a Zhanjiang business person. Certified translation creates a legally binding record recognized by Zhanjiang directories, ministries, officials, courts and academic universities and institutions. All documents should also be translated into Guangdong to be considered by the ministry of foreign affairs in the company’s country of origin, and the Zhanjiang ministry of foreign affairs.
Looking for a Guangdong translation company? Look no further. American Language Services (AML-Global) offers certified translations, native interpreting services, and turn-key localization solutions for any language. Call us today @ 1-800-951-5020 for further information, visit our website https://www.alsglobal.net/ or for a quick quote click http://alsglobal.net/quick-quote.php.