Chenghai is a district of the city of Shantou, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China. It is the birthplace of Qin Mu, and Zheng Yong, the father of Taksin who was a Thai king. It is located in the southeast part of Guangdong Province. Chenghai was a town founded since 1563 AD, under Teochew jurisdiction, controlled by Shantou City from 1983 to 1994. From 1994 onward, Chenghai was upgraded to a county-level city and was administrated by the Provincial Government directly. When in 2005, Chenghai was absorbed as a district by Shantou City, it had established its reputation as a world-class toy manufacturing hub.
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