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Name change in 1930?
In the history section of the article, I think that there might be a factual inaccuracy:
The city reverted to Chinese rule in 1922, under control of the Kuomintang (the ROC). Renamed Qingdao in 1930, the city became a special administrative zone of the ROC Government. Japan re-occupied Qingdao in 1938 with its plans of territorial expansion onto China's coast. After World War II the KMT allowed Qingdao to serve as the headquarters of the Western Pacific Fleet of the US Navy. On 2nd June, 1949, the CCP-led Red Army entered Qingdao and the city and province have been under PRC control since that time.
I don't think that the city was renamed to Qingdao as early as 1930; Qingdao is Hanyu Pinyin, and I believe that there are no other romanization of Chinese place name make use of the alphabet "Q" apart from Hanyu Pinyin. Any comments? --Joshua Chiew 15:14, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
- Based on Image:ROC Administrative and Claims.jpg and the Chinese Wikipedia, Qingdao was a direct-controlled municipality under the ROC government. I will make changes in the article to reflect this. --Joshua Chiew 16:09, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
Picture is too big
The picture of the cathedral needs to be made smaller (ie fewer bytes, not just fewer pixels). m.e. 02:21, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
- I think the cathedral picture is reasonable. If anything, the Taoist monastery picture is the one with a fair few pixels. Australian Matt (talk) 11:49, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
As I understand the Japanese version of the page, Qingdao was originally a fishing village called Jiāo'ào 膠澳.
Also, the sentence "The area in which Qingdao is located today was named Jiao'ao (胶澳) when it was administered by the Qing Dynasty on 14 June 1891."
Qingdao rated 7th in 2008
In 2008, Qingdao was named China's 7th-most livable city. However, as China only has seven cities, this news was not greeted with enthusiasm by the local tourist board.
This is very amusing, but I'll be a bore and question "as China only has seven cities". I think most statistics put the number in excess of 600. Perhaps only 7 cities qualified in the competition but as I don't read Chinese, the reference  is no help there - perhaps someone who does could help with the citation needed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 14:00, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
Article written like a travel guide brochure
This article doesn't read at all like an encyclopedic entry should. It is rather written like a brochure for people who want to visit the city, especially the parts about transport, culture, education and sports. Garzhul (talk) 14:43, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
This article has many sentences that barely make any sense. Many more make no sense at all. The author may have had an idea of what they wanted to say, but clearly their first language was (is) not English, and the article needs to be rewritten into something comprehensible. Example: "Mill's machine is Karlstads Mekaniska Werkstad (KMW)-made (width 3048 mm) and it was acquired from Kajaani paper mill in Finland in the middle of the 1980s." This has nothing to do with the preceding paragraph (which itself isn't really a paragraph, just a collection of unrelated sentences), and this itself isn't even a sentence, but an incoherent set of phrases. It tries to make some kind of impressive point about something having a width of 3048mm, but it gives no indication of what that width pertains to, and again is disjointed and illogical. Also, the paragraph begins with wind power, and ends up with paper mills. No cohesion or connection between the two. Later paragraphs attempt to give information about economics, but are incoherent. Example: "In 2004 the local GDP is 27.51 billion RMB, increased by 28.9%" RMB should be a link giving people an idea about what "RMB" means, and 'increased by 28.9%'...what does that mean? Annual growth rate of 28.9%? Growth rate from 2004 to (now?) of 28.9%?, and if so, when is now (2011,2012,2013 ???) Was the author trying to be intentionally ambiguous? This particular sentence continues: "the total industrial output value is 60.6 billion RMB, increased by 31%." Again we see a blank untethered statistic: "increased by 31%". Over what period was this 31% increase? One half hour, 90 days or is it a forecast to the 32nd century? Only the author knows, and they did not spell it out. I could give you more, increased by 31%. As someone already wrote, it's written like a travel brochure, with a collection of facts haphazardly tossed into paragraph form. The article attempts to categorize the information, but disjointed facts should be given in bullet rather than paragraph form. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 08:08, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
- The section about paper mills was added by User:18.104.22.168 withthis edit in February 2009. As it isn't referenced and seems to be trying to promote one paper mill over the others I think it is safe to remove it as spam/advertising.
- In the later paragraph, RMB should not be a link because it has already been linked several times further up the page. Terms should only be linked once, on their first use within a page. As for the numbers, Chinese sources do like to stuff pointless statistics and it is a bit Chinglish in the grammar. More worryingly, the paragraphs in that section seem to be direct copy and pastes from the source article on the website rightsite.asia and so copyright violations. Therefore this section will also be getting cut. Rincewind42 (talk) 09:00, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
There are 5 county-level city (Shi) surrounding the core urban area of Qingdao Shi Shixiaqu, rather than 4. The one omitted from the table is Jiaonan Shi (胶南市), code 370284. Rif Winfield (talk) 20:26, 18 December 2012 (UTC)