Yangtze River

[ (yang-tsee, yang-see) ]

River in China, flowing from the highlands of Tibet in western China generally eastward through central China and emptying into the Pacific Ocean at Shanghai.

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At about four thousand miles, it is the longest river of China and of Asia.

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Also called the Chang.

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A major east-west trade and transportation route in China.
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