The Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang (English /ˈjæŋtsi/ or /ˈjɑːŋtsi/; Mandarin ) is the longest river in Asia, and the third longest in the world. It flows for 6,418 kilometres (3,988 mi) from the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Qinghai eastward across southwest, central and eastern China before emptying into the East China Sea at Shanghai. It is also one of the biggest rivers by discharge volume in the world. The Yangtze drains one-fifth of the land area of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and its river basin is home to one-third of the PRC's population.
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... The Yangtze River Fisheries Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Fisheries Sciences in Jingzhou is one agency charged with breeding sturgeons in captivity for ... and two adult fish were released into the Yangtze River at Yichang. 14 young sturgeon were surveyed near the mouth of Yangtze compared with 600 the year before, causing concern that effort was a losing battle in the crowded and polluted Yangtze river ...
... The Second Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge (Chinese 武汉长江二桥, Wuhan Changjiang Er Qiao) is a bridge across the Yangtze River in Wuhan, Hubei province, China ...
... Eastern Kham, separated by the Yangtze River, was under the control of Chinese warlord Liu Wenhui ... A truce set the border at the Yangtze River ... all of Ü-Tsang and Kham west of the Yangtze River, roughly the same borders as the Tibet Autonomous Region has today ...
... Due to commercial use of the river, tourism, and pollution, the Yangtze is home to at least four critically endangered species of large animals The Chinese Alligator, the Finless Porpoise ... In December 2006, the Yangtze River Dolphin was declared functionally extinct after an extensive search of the river revealed no signs of the dolphin's inhabitance ... animal was sighted and photographed in the lower Yangtze, and was tentatively presumed to be a Baiji ...
... and a brigade of the nationalist 48th Division crossed the Yangtze River and attacked the communist base on the southern bank of the Yangtze River ... decided to split their forces into two, operating on both banks of the Yangtze River, and once the nationalists were stretched out to thin, the ... were to defend their base on the southern bank of the Yangtze River, and reestablish their base in the northern bank of the Yangtze River when possible, and if the enemy was overstretched ...
Famous quotes containing the words yangtze river, river and/or yangtze:
“In the Yangtze River waves push the waves ahead; so in life new people constantly replace the old ones.”
“There is a river in Macedon, and there is moreover a river in Monmouth. It is called Wye at Monmouth, but it is out of my prains what is the name of the other river; but tis all one, tis alike as my fingers is to my fingers, and there is salmons in both.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Bodhidharma sailing the Yangtze on a reed
Lenin in a sealed train through Germany
Hsuan Tsang, crossing the Pamirs
Joseph, Crazy Horse, living the last free
starving high-country winter of their tribes.
Surrender into freedom revolt into slavery”
—Gary Snyder (b. 1930)