Chang Jiang (tʃæŋ dʒɪˈæŋ)
- the longest river in China, rising in SE Qinghai province and flowing east to the
East China Sea near Shanghai: a major commercial waterway in one of the most densely
populated areas of the world. The Three Gorges dam near Yichang, the world's biggest hydroelectric and flood-control project, was begun
in 1994 and the dam was completed in 2003, with filling expected to take several years
thereafter. Length: 5528 km (3434 miles) = Yangtze
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