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 (yä′lo͞o′) or Ya·lu·ji·ang (-jyäng′)
A river, about 800 km (500 mi) long, forming most of the North Korea-China border. In 1950, Chinese troops crossed the river to meet oncoming United Nations-sponsored forces, thus entering the Korean War.


(Placename) a river in E Asia, rising in N North Korea and flowing southwest to Korea Bay, forming a large part of the border between North Korea and NE China. Length: 806 km (501 miles)


(ˈyɑ lu)

a river in E Asia, forming part of the boundary between Manchuria and North Korea and flowing SW to the Yellow Sea. 300 mi. (483 km) long.
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Noun1.Yalu - river in eastern Asia; rises in North Korea and flows southwest to Korea Bay (forming part of the border between North Korea and China)
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
D.P.R.K., Democratic People's Republic of Korea, DPRK, North Korea - a communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
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The line, under construction since 2010, will run 207 km (127 miles) from Shenyang to the border city of Dandong, which faces North Korea across the Yalu River, and will shorten the train journey from 3 1/2 hours to just over one hour, Xinhua said.
on March 1, 1919, the entire Korean peninsula, from the Yalu River to Jeju Island, rocked and exploded.
In the news release, US Senator Recognizes Conservation Efforts of Wenliang Wang, issued July 23, 2015 over PR Newswire, we are advised that the organization which issued the news should have read "China Dandong Yalu River Estuary Wetland Gushan Protection Station" as the source rather than "Mr.
Pyongyang said on Saturday that 21-year-old Joo Won-moon, a New York University student who holds a US green card, was arrested and detained on April 22 after entering the country through the Yalu River from Dandong, China, press tv reported.
The great bulk of Give Me Tomorrow concentrates on George Company at the Chosin Reservoir, a part of X Corps's attack towards the Yalu River.
General Douglas MacArthur did not believe his advance to the Yalu River would lead to Chinese involvement in the war because he was confident that the Chinese could only manage to send 50,000 to 60,000 troops across the Yalu, a number that would be no match for the United Nations force that was advancing north.
Seidov's Red Devils Over the Yalu is an excuse for a military aviation history book--and a poor one at that.
The much-awaited opening of the new bridge over the Yalu River came and passed with no sign the link would be ready for business anytime soon.
Hunziker had reportedly been drinking with a friend in 1996 when he decided to swim naked across the Yalu River between China and the North.
The Garratts' western-style restaurant, which bears a sign touting french toast and hot dogs, has a view of traffic flowing across the Yalu River that divides China and North Korea.
Pictures of the cafe, which overlooks the Yalu river and the Friendship Bridge linking the two countries, show the "T" in its name is in the shape of a crucifix, with a backdrop resembling a stained-glass window.