from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A river, about 800 km (500 mi) long, forming most of the North Korea–China border. In 1950, Chinese troops crossed the river to meet oncoming United Nations–sponsored forces, thus entering the Korean War.

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  • noun river in eastern Asia; rises in North Korea and flows southwest to Korea Bay (forming part of the border between North Korea and China)


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  • We did see part of the battle of the Yalu from the outer walls of Wiju, "he said, but added," From then on the Japanese treatment of the correspondents with the first army grew stricter -- When I left Yokohama homeward bound, all the other correspondents patiently playing the game according to Japanese etiquette, were still publicly dining and privily blaspheming Tokyo. "


  • IN the Chinese-Japanese War the battle of the Yalu was the first battle fought between warships of modern make, and, except on paper, neither the men who made them nor the men who fought them knew what the ships could do, or what they might not do.

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  • At last, early in May, the Japanese War Office yielded and permitted the correspondents to return to the Yalu where General Kuroki's columns were preparing to advance into Manchuria.


  • But old Communist ties die hard, not to mention Beijing's fear of U.S. forces being positioned just south of the Yalu River.

    'The Great Successor'

  • After four days 'skirmishing, the Japanese crossed the Yalu on April 30, and on the following day attacked, driving out the defenders with a loss of less than 900 killed and wounded while inflicting 4,000 casualties on the Russians, taking over 500 prisoners and capturing 48 guns.


  • This report, scrawled on thin rice paper, told of a cavalry encounter at Ping Yang after a detachment of Cossacks on reconnaissance had crossed the Yalu and struck 200 miles deep into Korea.


  • Aided by South Korean activists, they could begin moving north toward the Yalu River border with China or south to the Demilitarized Zone DMZ, which has divided North from South since the 1953 Korean War Armistice Agreement.

    'The Great Successor'

  • One immediate concern is that China's Peoples Liberation Army will decide to intervene, hoping to avoid massive refugee flows across the Yalu River into China and to stabilize whatever government exists in Pyongyang.

    'The Great Successor'

  • He and his retinue crossed the Yalu River separating North Korea and China and arrived at 5: 20 a.m. in the border city of Dandong.

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  • They were wild raiders, on occasion crossing the Yalu in great masses and over-running northern Cho-Sen like locusts.

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