Photo Gallery: China's Mother River
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Photo Gallery: China's Mother River

Source of a Superpower Old and New China Meet along the Yellow River

The Yellow River, regarded as the cradle of Chinese civilization, winds its way more than 5,000 kilometers from the Tibetan Plateau to its mouth in the Bohai Sea. SPIEGEL travelled the course of the river and discovered how quickly the country is pushing forward with its rise to superpower status -- and how ruthlessly.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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