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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.
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(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)
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(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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 cafe is only three blocks from the Friendship Bridge that spans the Yalu River, and its website calls the venue the "perfect stop off while enroute to or returning from the Hermit Kingdom".
The main means of transport were through a pipeline that runs along the Yalu River between the border of the two nations as well as by ship.
China sent forces across the Yalu River that forms its border with North Korea on Oct.
In 1948, the Latrun Valley consisted of the following villages: Beit Nuba, Yalu, Imwas, Latrun, EL Khalayil, Beit Mahsir, Deir Aiyub and Khirbat El Buweiriya.
Dismantling a socialist state on its border would bring South Korea and its US allies right up to the Yalu river, not only discrediting the socialist system, but also posing a massive security challenge.
According to the report, Japanese media reported that North Korean parachute troops also conducted drills on Thursday in the city of Sinuiju, across the Yalu River from the Chinese city of Dandong.
In the early years of Ming China (1368-1644) and the Choson Dynasty of Korea (1392-1910), China and Korea both recognized the Yalu and Tumen rivers as their border.
Bolaven crossed the Yalu border river into China early Wednesday.
Toshio Miyatsuka, a professor at Yamanashi Gakuin University, said he and his wife were detained early Tuesday while he was taking photos and video from Jian, Jilin Province, of a bridge over the Yalu River, which forms the border between China and North Korea there.
The Hwanggumphyong and Wihwa Islands Economic Zone is near the estuary of the Yalu River, a border river that runs between the two countries.
The two border islands that sit at the estuary of the Yalu River have long been tapped as a joint economic development zone between the two allies, South Korea''s News Agency (Yonhap) reported Wednesday.
He subsequently led the division in the assault on Inchon, the operation to retake Seoul, the fumbled Wonsan landing, and the ill-fated drive to the Yalu (these last two problems not of his making).