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Tien Tsin

Tien-Tsin, a Chinese city and- river-port on the right bank of the Peiho, 34 miles from the mouth, in the province of Chih-li 80 miles S.E. of Pekin, of which it is the port. There is a railway to the mouth of the Peiho, and a brisk trade is carried on with Siberia and Russia, the exports being double of the imports. From December to March the river is frozen, and trade is carried on by means of sledges. In 1858 Tien-Tsin was made an open port, in 1861 a British Consul was appointed, and in 1881 telegraphic communication with Shanghai was opened.