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A hotel in Shantou is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Shantou hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Shantou are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Shantou hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Shantou hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Shantou have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Shantou
An upscale full service hotel facility in Shantou that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Shantou hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

Full service hotels in Shantou
Full service Shantou hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.

Historic inns and boutique hotels in Shantou
Boutique hotels of Shantou are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Shantou boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Shantou may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service hotels in Shantou
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Shantou travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Shantou focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

Economy and limited service hotels in Shantou
Small to medium-sized Shantou hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Shantou traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Shantou hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs in Shantou
A bed and breakfast in Shantou is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Shantou bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Shantou B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Shantou
Shantou hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Shantou hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Shantou
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Shantou hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Shantou lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Shantou
Shantou timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Shantou often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Shantou on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels in Shantou
A Shantou motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Shantou for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Shantou motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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Shantou
汕头市
Prefecture-level city
From top:Zhengguo Temple, Renmin Square, Queshi Bridge, Shantou overview.
From top:Zhengguo Temple, Renmin Square, Queshi Bridge, Shantou overview.
Location of Shantou City jurisdiction in Guangdong
Location of Shantou City jurisdiction in Guangdong
Shantou is located in China
Shantou
Shantou
Location in China
Coordinates:  / 23.350; 116.667  / 23.350; 116.667
Country China
Province Guangdong
Municipal seat Jinping District
Government
• CPC Committee Secretary Chen Liangxian (陈良贤)
• Mayor Liu Xiaotao (刘小涛)
Area
• Prefecture-level city 2,248.39 km (868.11 sq mi)
• Metro 7,385.2 km (2,851.4 sq mi)
Elevation 51 m (167 ft)
Population
• Prefecture-level city 5,389,328
• Density 2,400/km (6,200/sq mi)
• Metro 11,535,677
• Metro density 1,600/km (4,000/sq mi)
• Major Nationalities Han
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal Code 515000, 515041
Area code(s) 754
License Plate Prefix D
Website shantou.gov.cn
Shantou
ST name.svg
"Shàntóu", as written in Chinese
Simplified Chinese 汕头
Traditional Chinese 汕頭
Postal Swatow
Literal meaning Fish-basket Point
Transcriptions
Standard Mandarin
Hanyu Pinyin Shàntóu
IPA [ʂân.tʰǒu]
Wu
Romanization Sae去deu平
Hakka
Romanization Sân-thèu
Yue: Cantonese
Yale Romanization Saantàuh
Jyutping Saan3 tau4
Southern Min
Hokkien POJ Sòaⁿ-thâu
Teochew Peng'im Suantao

Shantou, formerly romanized as Swatow and sometimes known as Santow, is a prefecture-level city on the eastern coast of Guangdong, China, with a total population of 5,391,028 as of 2010 and an administrative area of 2,064 square kilometres (797 sq mi). Shantou has direct jurisdiction over six districts and one county, and the six urban districts of Shantou have a population of 5,330,764. With it and the surrounding cities of Jieyang and Chaozhou, the metropolitan region known as Chaoshan covers an area of 10,404 km (4,017 sq mi), and had a permanent population of 13,937,897 at the end of 2010. It's built up area spread of 11 districts was home to 11,635,577 inhabitants at the 2010 census.

Shantou, a city significant in 19th-century Chinese history as one of the treaty ports established for Western trade and contact, was one of the original Special Economic Zones of the People's Republic of China established in the 1980s, but did not blossom in the manner that cities such as Shenzhen, Xiamen and Zhuhai did. However, it remains eastern Guangdong's economic centre, and is home to Shantou University, a member of the Project 211 group.

Shantou: History

The historic quarter of Shantou, which features both Western and Chinese architecture

Shantou was a fishing village part of Tuojiang Du (鮀江都), Jieyang County (揭陽縣) during the Song dynasty. It came to be Xialing (廈嶺) during the Yuan dynasty. In 1563, Shantou was a part of Chenghai County (澄海縣) in Chao Prefecture (Chaozhou). As early as 1574, Shantou had been called Sha Shan Ping (沙汕坪). In the seventeenth century, a cannon platform called Shashantou Cannon (沙汕頭炮臺) was made here, and the placename later was shortened to "Shantou". Locally it has been referred to as Kialat.

Connecting to Shantou across the Queshi Bridge is Queshi (礐石) which had been known by the local people through the 19th century as Kakchio. It was the main site for the American and British Consulates. Today the area is a scenic park but some of the structures are somewhat preserved from its earlier history. In 1860, Shantou was opened for foreigners and became a trading port according to Treaty of Tientsin.

It became a city in 1919, and was separated from Chenghai in 1921. 1922 saw the devastating Swatow Typhoon, which killed 5,000 out of the 65,000 people then inhabiting the city. Some nearby villages were totally destroyed. Several ships near the coast were totally wrecked. Other ones were blown as far as two miles inland. The area around the city had around another 50,000 casualties. The total death toll was above 60,000, and may have been higher than 100,000.

In the 1930s, as a transport hub and a merchandise distribution centre in Southeast China, Shantou Port's cargo throughput ranked third in the country. A brief account of a visit to the city in English during this period is the English accountant Max Relton's A Man in the East: A Journey through French Indo-China (Michael Joseph Ltd., London, 1939). On 21 June 1939, Japanese troops invaded Shantou. Japanese force occupied Shantou until 1945.

With higher-level administrative authority, Shantou governed Chaozhou City and Jieyang City from 1983 to 1989.

Shantou: Geography

Shantou
Climate chart (explanation)
J F M A M J J A S O N D
34
18
11
67
18
12
100
20
14
173
24
18
214
27
22
287
30
25
227
32
26
259
32
26
141
30
24
52
28
21
41
24
16
38
20
12
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: CMA
Imperial conversion
J F M A M J J A S O N D
1.3
64
51
2.6
64
53
3.9
69
57
6.8
76
65
8.4
81
71
11
86
76
8.9
89
78
10
89
78
5.6
86
75
2
82
69
1.6
75
61
1.5
68
54
Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches

Shantou is located in eastern Guangdong with latitude spanning 23°02′33″ – 23°38′50″ N and longitude 116°14′40″ – 117°19′35″ E; the Tropic of Cancer passes through the northern part of the city, and along it there is a monument, in fact the easternmost in mainland China, at  / 23.44240; 116.58885. The highest peak in the city's administration is Mount Dajian (大尖山) on Nan'ao Island, at 587 m (1,926 ft); the highest peak on the geographic mainland is Mount Lianhua (莲花山), at 562 m (1,844 ft) in Chenghai District. The city is located at the mouths of the Han, Rong (榕江), and Lian Rivers.

Shantou is 187 miles (301 km) north of Hong Kong.

Shantou: Climate

Shantou has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with short, mild to warm winters, and long, hot, humid summers. Winter begins sunny and dry but becomes progressively wetter and cloudier. Spring is generally overcast, while summer brings the heaviest rains of the year though is much sunnier; there are 8.2 days annually with 50 mm (1.97 in) of rainfall. Autumn is sunny and dry. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 13.8 °C (56.8 °F) in January to 28.3 °C (82.9 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 21.53 °C (70.8 °F). The annual rainfall is around 1,630 mm (64 in), about 60% of which occurs from May to August. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 28% in March to 58% in July and October, the city receives 1,979 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Climate data for Shantou (1971–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17.9
(64.2)
17.9
(64.2)
20.3
(68.5)
24.3
(75.7)
27.4
(81.3)
29.9
(85.8)
31.8
(89.2)
31.5
(88.7)
30.2
(86.4)
27.7
(81.9)
23.9
(75)
19.9
(67.8)
25.2
(77.4)
Average low °C (°F) 10.7
(51.3)
11.5
(52.7)
14.1
(57.4)
18.2
(64.8)
21.8
(71.2)
24.5
(76.1)
25.6
(78.1)
25.5
(77.9)
24.0
(75.2)
20.5
(68.9)
16.0
(60.8)
12.0
(53.6)
18.7
(65.7)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 33.6
(1.323)
66.8
(2.63)
99.5
(3.917)
172.9
(6.807)
213.5
(8.406)
286.9
(11.295)
227.2
(8.945)
258.5
(10.177)
140.8
(5.543)
52.3
(2.059)
41.3
(1.626)
38.1
(1.5)
1,631.4
(64.228)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.2 10.8 12.7 13.3 15.3 17.1 13.4 13.7 9.9 5.2 4.8 5.2 128.6
Average relative humidity (%) 78 80 82 82 85 86 83 83 81 77 76 75 80.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 143.2 96.0 101.7 112.8 134.7 170.9 239.7 218.6 200.7 207.6 181.2 171.5 1,978.6
Percent possible sunshine 43 30 28 30 33 42 58 55 55 58 55 52 44.9
Source: China Meteorological Administration

Shantou: Administration

Shantou is a prefecture-level city. It has direct jurisdiction over six districts and one county.

Administrative divisions of Shantou
Division code English name Chinese Pinyin Area in km Population 2010 Seat Postal code Divisions
Subdistricts Towns Residential communities Administrative villages
440500 Shantou City 汕头市 Shàntóu Shì 2248.39 5,389,328 Chancheng District 515000 37 32 517 548
440507 Longhu District 龙湖区 Lónghú Qū 119.42 536,356 Jinxia Subdistrict 515000 5 2 80 32
440511 Jinping District 金平区 Jīnpíng Qū 146.15 810,284 Shipaotai Subdistrict 515000 17 169
440512 Haojiang District 濠江区 Háojiāng Qū 179.89 267,463 Dahao Subdistrict 515000 7 60
440513 Chaoyang District 潮阳区 Cháoyáng Qū 664.91 1,626,357 Wenguang Subdistrict 515100 4 9 93 179
440514 Chaonan District 潮南区 Cháonán Qū 596.42 1,288,165 Xiashan Subdistrict 515100 1 10 65 167
440515 Chenghai District 澄海区 Chénghǎi Qū 429.43 800,399 Chenghua Subdistrict 515800 3 8 45 137
440523 Nan'ao County 南澳县 Nán'ào Xiàn 112.17 60,304 Houzhai Town 515900 3 5 33

As of 2003, the district of Haojiang was established out of Hepu and Dahao which had been merged, and the district of Jinping Shengping and Jinyuan; Waisha and Xinxi Town, part of former Chenghai City, was merged into Longhu District; Chenghai City became Chenghai District; Chaoyang City was divided and became Chaoyang and Chaonan District respectively.

Shantou: Economy

Shantou Harbor

Shantou's economy is medium by Guangdong standards. Manufacturing accounts for a large and increasing share of employment. Canning, garments, lithography, plastic, and toys are some of the principal products. Toy manufacturing is the city's leading export industry, with 400 million U.S. dollars worth of exports each year.

Guiyu, a populous town in Chaoyang District, is the biggest electronic waste site on earth. Health-environmental issues incurred have concerned international organisations such as Greenpeace.

In 2000, the biggest tax fraud in the history of the People's Republic of China was uncovered, estimated worthy of 32.3 billion yuan.

Shantou: Development zone

With an area of 2.34 km (0.90 sq mi), Shantou Free Trade Zone lies at the south part of Shantou city. It was ratified by the State Council of the People's Republic of China and founded in January 1993, it formally came into use on December of the same year after its supervision installations are checked and accepted by the General Customs. It has been comprehensively developing export processing, storage, international trade, finance and information industry. Its goal is to establish a modernized international zone that is open to the overseas by drawing experience from international free trade zone.

Shantou: Demographics

Shantou is one of the most densely populated regions in China. Former Chaoyang City was China's most populous county-level administrative region, with 2.4 million inhabitants.

Most residents are linguistically Teochew. There are also Hakka, popularly known as Half-Hakka (半山客), living mainly in Chaoyang District (潮陽區) and Chaonan District (潮南區), although they speak Teochew on a daily basis and practise Teochew culture. Thanks to the Mandarin-medium education system, most people, especially the younger generations, can speak Mandarin fluently. Thanks to Cantonese-language TV and labor migrations to the Pearl River Delta, Cantonese is widely spoken as a second or third language by the younger generations.

Governmental statistics show that 2.16 million overseas Chinese have roots in Shantou, with significant populations of Teochew people residing in Thailand and Cambodia. This is demonstrated by the unusually high number of international direct flights between Bangkok and Shantou. In addition, there are at least two Teochew-speaking air hostesses on board each China Southern flight between Shantou and Bangkok. The Teochew presence, furthermore, is evident in Singapore and Malaysia; Johor Bahru, a coastal city situated at the latter's southernmost tip, is known as 'Little Swatow'.

Shantou: Culture and lifestyle

Shantou people share the same culture with other Teochew. The tea-drinking tradition widely practised in town is a classic instance. According to China Daily, Shantou people "drink more tea than anyone else in China, in total 700 million yuan (US$87.5 million) each year".

  • Teochew culture

Shantou: Religions

St. Joseph's Cathedral of Shantou

Most of the population in Shantou is non-religious or practices traditional folk religions, Buddhism, Taoist rites, or worship of gods and ancestors. About 2% of the population belongs to an organised religion, with 40,000 Protestants, 20,000 Catholics and 500 Muslims. St. Joseph's Cathedral of Shantou is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Shantou.

Shantou: Infrastructure

Shantou: Health

The public hospitals in the Shantou metropolitan area are operated by the Government of Shantou. Management of these hospitals and other specialist health facilities are coordinated by Shantou Board of Health.

Shantou: Utilities

The main post office in the old city centre

Shantou's electricity is provided entirely by China Southern Power Grid, postal service operated by China Post.

Shantou: Telecommunications

Shantou is one of the most important international telecommunications ports in China. Four international submarine communications cables land at Shantou submarine cable landing station, including APCN 2, China-US Cable Network, SMW3 and South-East Asia Japan Cable System (SJC).

China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile provide fixed lines, broadband internet access and mobile telecommunications services there.

Shantou: Transport

Shantou Queshi suspension bridge during sunset

Shantou: Urban transport

A bus stop sign in Shantou

The private car has matured as a transport option for Shantou residents. However, more still travel by autobikes. Public transportation is provided by bus, ferry and taxi.

Shantou: Air

Shantou previously had its own civil airport, Shantou Waisha Airport. It was formerly the main airport serving the Shantou until nearby Jieyang Chaoshan Airport was opened on 15 December 2011. Shantou Waisha Airport became a military airbase since then and all civilian flights were transferred to the newly built airport in Jieyang. Taxi is the usual way to travel between the airport and the city proper. The taxi fare is around 60 RMB.

Shantou: Railways

Shantou Railway Station

There are 3 railway stations which serve Shantou: Chaoshan Railway Station and Chaoyang Railway Station which lie on the Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway line, and Shantou Railway Station which lies on the Guangzhou–Meizhou–Shantou Railway.

Shantou: Tourism attractions

Chen Cihong's Former Residence
  • Shipaotai Park (Chinese: 石炮台公园; pinyin: Shí pàotái gōngyuán)
  • Chen Cihong's Former Residence (Chinese: 陈慈黉故居; pinyin: Chén Cíhóng gùjū)
  • Nan'ao Island (南澳島 Nanao Dao): rated as Guangdong's most beautiful island by China's National Geographic magazine
  • Palace-Temple of Old Mother (老媽宮 Laoma Gong): dedicated to the goddess Matsu
  • Temple of Emperor Guan (關帝廟 Guandi Miao): dedicated to Guan Yu
  • Tropic of Cancer Symbol Tower (北回归线标志塔 Beihuiguixian Biaozhita): The Tropic of Cancer slips through Centipede Mountain, which is 20 kilometers away from the city proper.
  • Cultural Revolution Museum (文革博物馆 Wenge Bowuguan): The country's only museum dedicated to the Cultural Revolution.
  • Shantou Museum (汕头博物馆 Shantou Bowuguan): An art museum.
  • Shantou Founding Museum (汕头开埠博物馆 Shantou Kai Bubowuguan): This history museum is devoted to the establishment of Swatow (Shantou) as a treaty port in the 19th century, not to be confused with Shantou Museum.

Shantou: Media

In 1912 Swatow had four newspapers, all in Chinese. They were Han Chao Pao, Ming Chuan (People's Rights), Ta Fung Pao (The Typhoon), and Ta Tung Pao (Eastern Times).

Shantou: Education

Education is overseen provincewide by the Guangdong Education Bureau.

Shantou: Primary and secondary

Public primary and secondary schools provide education free.

A list of known schools:

  • Shantou Jinshan Middle School
  • Shantou Number One Middle School
  • Shantou Experimental School
  • Shantou Number four Middle School
  • Shantou Number ten Middle School
  • Shantou Number two Middle School
  • Shantou Number three Middle School
  • Dahua number one primary school
  • Yuhuai Middle School
a rural primary school in Chenghai District

Shantou: Colleges and universities

  • Shantou University
  • Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT)
  • South China University of Technology Shantou College
  • Shantou Polytechnic
  • Shantou Radio and TV University

Shantou: Sports

  • Haibin Stadium

Shantou: Twin towns – sister cities

Shantou is twinned with the following cities:

Country City County/District/Province/Region/State Date
Japan Kishiwada Osaka Prefecture 2 June 1990
Canada Saint John New Brunswick 28 February 1997
Vietnam Can Tho N/A 1 August 2005
Malaysia Johor Bahru Johor 4 November 2011

Friendly exchanges:

Country City County/District/Province/Region/State Date
South Korea Pyongtaek Gyeonggi-do 25 March 2003
Australia Fairfield New South Wales 26 April 2005
United States Orlando Florida 8 August 2007
United States Los Angeles California 25 December 2001

Shantou: Prominent people

Many famous Chinese come from Shantou or their ancestral home is Shantou.

Shantou: Entrepreneurs

  • Mainland China
    • Huang Guangyu (1969–), chairman of Gome Group and once the richest person in Mainland China
    • Ma Huateng (1971–), Founder of Tencent Computer System Co., Ltd and creator of QQ
  • Hong Kong
    • Li Ka-shing (1928–; Chaozhou), tycoon
    • Lim Por-yen (1914–2005), media tycoon, banker and charitarian
  • Thailand
    • Low Kiok Chiang (1843–1911), founder of Khiam Hoa Heng entreprises (1872-1950s)
  • Singapore
    • Tang Choon Keng (1901–2000), founder of Tangs
  • Malaysia
    • Teh Liang Teik (1923–2011), chairman of Malayan Flour Mills

Shantou: Entertainment

  • Hong Kong born
    • Emil Chau (1960–) actor and singer
    • Kwong Wah (1962–), actor and singer
    • Canti Lau (1964–) actor and singer
    • Sammi Cheng (1972–) actress and singer
  • Mainland China
    • Cai Chusheng (1906–1968), famous director, and the film "Yu Guang Qu" (渔光曲) directed by him received the first international film prize in China's history

Shantou: Other

  • Nuon Chea (1926–), politician
  • Adele M. Fielde (1839–1916), missionary and author
  • Qin Mu (1919–1992), writer
  • Watchman Nee (1903–1972), theologian, and opponent of prosperity theology
  • Tan Howe Liang (1933–), Singaporean weightlifting Olympian
  • Xu Shilin (1998–), Chinese tennis player, Junior Olympic gold medallist

Shantou: See also

  • Chaoshan
  • Chaozhou
  • Teochew people

Shantou: References

  • Miscellaneous series, Issues 7–11. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, 1912.

Shantou: Notes

  1. From postal romanization, based on the local Teochew pronunciation
  2. from the local Cantonese pronunciation
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  4. 汕头1860的记忆
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  33. "Sister Cities Fairfield, the official website of the Shantou city". Retrieved 30 October 2009.
  34. "Sister Cities Orlando, the official website of the Shantou city". Retrieved 30 October 2009.
  35. "Sister Cities Los Angeles, the official website of the Shantou city". Retrieved 30 October 2009.

Shantou: Further reading

  • Herbert Allen Giles (1877). From Swatow to Canton: (overland). SHANGHAI : PRINTED AT THE "CELESTIAL EMPIRE" OFFICE: Trübner LONDON : Trübner & CO. SHANGHAI : KELLY & WALSH. p. 74. Retrieved 10 February 2012. (Harvard University)
  • (Chinese) Official government website
  • Website of Shantou Government
  • Shantou Daily
  • Guangdong Statistical Yearbook
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