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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Chang Jiang.

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  • n. the longest river of Asia; flows eastward from Tibet into the East China Sea near Shanghai


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  • We struggled a little with the meal, finally gave up and looked through the brochure again, in which I discovered another passage: 'It has been already decided to set up a water reserve to protect Lipotes vexillifer, a kind of precious rare mammal in Yangtze River, which is now regarded as "Panda in water".'

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  • Authorities expect the flooding in the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze River will be the worst since August 2004. - Photown News

  • The Changzhou Port of the Yangtze River is a national category-1 port.

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  • At 6340km in length, the Yangtze River is the third longest river in the world, neatly dividing China into north and south, and wending its way through eight very different provinces.

  • The Yangtze River is the longest river in China and Asia, and the third-longest in the world, after the Nile in Africa and the Amazon.

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  • Even the unwarranted attack and sinking by the Japanese of the U.S. gunboat Panay on the Yangtze River, which wounded or killed several sailors, did not deter the peace movement.

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  • The Xinhua news agency reports that the meteorological administration issued a level-three emergency alert Sunday for areas in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River.

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  • There is a fisher-farmer family currently living in a small village somewhere along the great Yangtze River in China.

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  • The Chinese company, which operates the $23 billion Three Gorges dam on the Yangtze River, has big ambitions but a small international profile.

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  • A prolonged dry season threatens navigation on parts of Yangtze River, the longest waterway in China.

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