- 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 taking several years thereafter.
Length: 5528 km (3434 miles) Also: Yangtze Kiang, Chang Jiang, Chang
Example Sentences Including 'Yangtze'
Brian was carrying enough bike tools to build a bridge over the Yangtze.
Travels with Rosinante
Fengdu is a collection of grey, grimy apartment blocks that stretch along the northern bank of the Yangtze.
Irish Times (2002)
If the dam did collapse, the floodwaters would cause immense damage along the densely populated Yangtze valley.
New Scientist (2003)
One of the most serious is the threat of seawater flooding the drained Yangtze River.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
The dyke needs to be rebuilt before a flood crest reaches that stretch of the Yangtze in a few days ' time.
The group had visited Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai and Guilin and cruised for three days on the Yangtze River.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
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