Saturday, April 23, 2011

Taishan

Taishan (Chinese: 台 山; Taishanese: Hoisan [hɔ̀isān]; Cantonese: Toisaan [tʰɔ̭ːisáːn]; Mandarin: Taishan; Other: Toishan) is a coastal county-level city in Guangdong Province, China. The city is part of the Greater Taishan Region.
The city is located in the Pearl River Delta, southwest of Jiangmen (to which it administratively belongs) and 140 kilometers west of Hong Kong. It contains 95 islands and islets, including the largest island in Guangdong, Shangchuan Island. It is one of Five Counties in Guangdong (was called Sze Yup with excluding Heshan).
Taishan is famous for being the Birthplace of Chinese Volleyball, that was brought to Taishan by overseas Chinese, and the city won many provincial and national championships. The city is also famous for being one of the Birthplaces of Guangdong music, where the other being Guangzhou.
Eric Kwong - investor.
Norman Kwong - Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta & professional football player, president & manager of the Calgary Stampeders.
Justin Lee - cardiovascular specialist of Seattle, Washington.
Jack Yan - magazine publisher in New Zealand.
James Tak Wu - founder of Hong Kong's famous Maxim's Catering Limited, which is Hong Kong's largest food & beverage corporation and restaurant chain. His ancestral town is Sijiu (四九).
Annie Wu Suk-ching - founder of Beijing Air Catering Ltd and member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. She is the daughter of James Tak Wu.
Luis Chi - Taishan businessman in Miami and International Commerce Representative for Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado.

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