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The Germans called it Kiautschou. It was one of their colonies from
1898 until 1914.
It is also called Jiaozhou, Kiao-Tschau, Kiaochow, Kiao-chow,
Kiauchau, or Kiao-Chau. Take your pick.
Qingdao (Tsingtao) was the
The Japanese attacked the German colony
and the Germans surrendered on November 7, 1914.
In 1919, the
of Versailles decreed that Kiautschou was henceforth
belonging to Japan. The Chinese were outraged.
In 1922 however, the Chinese regained
Here's a German 5 cent coin they used
back in the days.
Kiautschou 5 Cent Coin
When you see a German you know fine beer
is not far away. And of course the Germans started a brewery in
their colony. The Tsingtao Brewery was established in 1903.