From: Thomas Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon May 19 2003 - 09:53:16 EDT
On Sun, 18 May 2003, Allen Haaheim wrote:
> From: "Philippe Verdy" <email@example.com>
> >China made other successful requests for Pékin, the traditional French name
> >(now written Beijing both in French and English, despite everybody
> >continues to say "Pékin" in French and few people would >associate it to
> Beijing), Canton (now Guandong ? I'm not >even sure of the official French
> >orthograph as everybody says "Canton")...
> than that of "jingle," as it is pronounced in Mandarin. Canton city is
> "Guangdong" in Chinese. I would say most English speakers here (Vancouver)
> say "Canton."
The province is "Guangdong" (U+5EE3 U+6771) in Pinyin romanization;
spelled as "Kwangtung" in some older English sources. The provincial
capital is "Guangzhou" (U+5EE3 U+5DD3) in Pinyin romanization, but still
known as "Canton" in some English sources, which is seemingly from the
province's name, confusingly enough.
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