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[chawng-ching] /ˈtʃɔŋˈtʃɪŋ/

noun, Pinyin.
a city in SE Sichuan province, in S central China, on the Chang Jiang: provisional capital of China 1937–46.
a river port in SW China, capital of Chongqing municipality (traditionally in Sichuan province) at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers: site of a city since the 3rd millennium bc; wartime capital of China (1938–45); major trade centre for W China. Pop: 4 975 000 (2005 est) Former name Pahsien
Chongqing [(chawng-ching)]

City in south-central China on the Yangtze River; commercial center for western China, commanding a large river trade.


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