List of rivers of China

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This incomplete list of rivers that flow through China is organized according to the body of water into which each river empties, beginning with the Sea of Okhotsk in the northeast, moving clockwise on a map and ending with the Arctic Ocean.

Sea of Okhotsk[edit]

Amur River basin

Sea of Japan[edit]

Bohai Sea[edit]

Liao River Basin
Wei River Basin
Yellow River Basin

Yellow Sea[edit]

Huai River basin

East China Sea[edit]

Han River Basin of Hubei, southern Shaanxi and southwestern Henan
Jialing River Basin of Chongqing, eastern Sichuan and southern Gansu
Min River of central Sichuan
Yalong River of western Sichuan and southern Qinghai

Taiwan Strait[edit]

South China Sea[edit]

Pearl River Basin

From Hainan Island[edit]

Nandu River (map), Hainan Province

Andaman Sea[edit]

Bay of Bengal[edit]

Map of the Ganges (yellow), Brahmaputra (violet), and Meghna (green) drainage basins.

Arabian Sea[edit]

Arctic Ocean[edit]

Ob-Irtysh watershed

Endorheic basins[edit]

Dzungarian Basin[edit]

Ili Basin[edit]

Ili Basin

Juyan Lake Basin[edit]

Lake Alakol[edit]

Qaidam Basin[edit]

Map of West Qaidam
Map of East Qaidam
Detailed US Army maps of Qaidam, c. 1975. (Names given in Wade-Giles romanization.)

Tarim Basin[edit]

Tarim Basin


See also[edit]


  1. ^ 中国河湖大典·黄河卷. Beijing: 中国水利水电出版社. ISBN 978-7-5170-1937-4.

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