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Chaozhou (chou´jō´) or Chao'an (chou´än´), city (1994 est. pop. 231,800), E Guangdong prov., China, on the Han River. It is a transportation and trade center in a fertile agricultural region, with textile and apparel, machinery, porcelain, and sugar-refining industries. Its names are also spelled Chaochow and Ch'ao-an.