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The Yangtze or Yangzi is the longest river in Asia, the third-longest in the world and the longest in the world to flow entirely within one country. It rises at Jari Hill in the Tanggula Mountains and flows 6,300 km (3,900 mi) in a generally easterly direction to the East China Sea. It is the sixth-largest river by discharge volume in the world. Its drainage basin comprises one-fifth of the land area of China, and is home to nearly one-third of the country's population.
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For virus-tamer Merkel, global alliances trumped nationalismTravelling in convoy through the Chinese city of Wuhan last September, Angela Merkel called a halt. As her party crossed a bridge over the Yangtze river, the German Chancellor wanted to hear about a..
Dancers bring Saturday night fever back to Wuhan as lockdown relaxedWearing masks and keeping about a metre apart, men and women in Wuhan were dancing once again on a Saturday night by the side of the Yangtze river, which winds through the central Chinese city where..
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Wuhan embraces Yangtze River as virus-hit city reopensThe reopening of ferry services on the Yangtze River was an important symbolic step to get business and daily life back to normal in the city where the coronavirus pandemic began ......
China's coronavirus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdownThe lockdown that served as a model for countries battling the coronavirus around the world has ended after 11 weeks: Chinese authorities are allowing residents of Wuhan once again to travel in and out..
'Please take my daughter': Mother of girl with cancer pleads at virus blockadeHours ticked by on Saturday as 50-year-old Lu Yuejin struggled to get past the police checkpoint on the bridge over the Yangtze river and out of Hubei province, which is on virtual lockdown as China..
Travelers breach China virus lockdown by taking bridge over YangtzePeople are leaving and entering China's Hubei province by foot over a bridge spanning the Yangtze river despite a virtual lockdown on vehicle traffic due to a coronavirus epidemic that has killed about..
Once a delicacy eaten by Chinese emperors, one of world's largest fish just went extinctThe Chinese paddlefish, once common to the Yangtze River, has gone extinct due to overfishing and habitat fragmentation, according to a new study.
This massive freshwater fish just died off foreverThe Chinese paddlefish, once common to the Yangtze River, has gone extinct due to overfishing and habitat fragmentation, according to a new study.
Did a giant sea creature really surface from the depths of the Yangtze River?
China gripped after sighting of its own 'Loch Ness Monster'Is the creature in the Yangtze a monster, a snake - or something less animated altogether?
British explorer becomes ‘first person to walk length of Yangtze River’A British explorer has claimed to be the first person to complete a 4,000-mile (6,437km) expedition on foot along the length of China’s Yangtze River. Ash Dykes, 28, from Old Colwyn in North Wales,..