Chongqing

Chongqing

Chongqing (/ˌtʃɒŋˈtʃɪŋ/ CHONG-CHING[9] or /ˈtʃɒŋtʃɪŋ/ chong-CHING;[10][11] simplified Chinese: 重庆; traditional Chinese: 重慶; pinyin: Chóngqìng; Sichuanese pronunciation: [tsʰoŋ˨˩tɕʰin˨˩˦], Standard Mandarin pronunciation: [ʈʂʰʊ̌ŋ.tɕʰîŋ] ⓘ; alternately romanized as Chungking, /ˈtʃʊŋˈkɪŋ/[12]) is a major city in the People's Republic of China. Chongqing is a connection in the Yangtze River Economic Belt and a base for China's Belt and Road Initiative.[13] Administratively, it is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of the Central People's Government (the other three are Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin), and the only such municipality located deep inland.[14] It is therefore not administratively part of Sichuan province.