The Heavenly Ford

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Tianjin is a metropolis in northern China and one of the five national central cities of China. The Yongle Emperor named the city the Heavenly Ford, to indicate that the Emperor had forded the river in Tianjin, while on a campaign to grapple the throne from his nephew. The city is a base for advanced industry, financial reform, and innovation. Tianjin is famous for its stand up comedy and comedians, and is a respected home base of Beijing opera, one of the most prestigious forms of Chinese opera. The current second fastest supercomputer in the world is located in Tianjin.

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