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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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forces were marching toward the Yalu River in the fall of 1950, posing an imminent security threat to the newly established People's Republic of China.
The final volume in the Holland Family trilogy takes place in 1952, as the Korean War sees Chinese troops cross the Yalu River.
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Truman's widespread support for crossing the thirty-eighth parallel faded when Chinese troops crossed the Yalu River into North Korea, pushing MacArthur's forces back to South Korea.
Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the China-North Korea Friendship Bridge across the Yalu River at the Chinese city of Dandong will be closed while North Korea repairs the approach road on its side.
A Chinese tour boat cruises on the Yalu River which borders North Korea - AFP Pope to meet Myanmar army head and Rohingya refugees Pope Francis will meet with the head of Myanmar's army while in the country and with Rohingya refugees later while he is in Bangladesh, both last-minute additions to his tour of the two countries next week, the Vatican said on Wednesday, according to Reuters.
He told him in May the US would use atomic bombs north of the Yalu river in North Korea unless peace talks in Panmunjom between North and South Korea made rapid progress.
The Korean War was brought to an end in July 1953 after President Eisenhower had used the Indian Prime Minister Nehru to warn the Chinese leader Zhou Enlai in May that the US would use atomic bombs north of the Yalu river in North Korea unless peace talks in Panmunjom between North and South Korea made rapid progress.
Nightmares of millions of refugees crossing the Yalu River, factional conflict in Pyongyang, combat among competing military units spilling across the border, and loose nukes have created a strong Chinese preference for the status quo.
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