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
The principal river of China, which rises as the Jinsha in the Tibetan highlands and flows 6,380 km (3,964 miles) southwards then generally eastwards through central China, entering the East China Sea at Shanghai.
Example sentences for Yangtze
The site of the port will be on the west side of the entrance to the Poyang Lake and the right bank of the Yangtze.
I suggest that four large factories should be started simultaneously at the beginning—two on the coast and two on the Yangtze.
Thus, vessels of ten feet draught may freely pass between the Yangtze and the Sikiang.
An hour's time brought us to Fowchow, on the mighty Yangtze Kiang.
The three ports to be opened on the Yangtze stood on quite a different footing.