White Jade River
White Jade River, Baiyu River
|Basin size||14,575 km2 (5,627 sq mi)|
|• average||72.3 cubic metres per second (2,550 cu ft/s)|
|Progression||Hotan→ Tarim→ Taitema Lake|
|White Jade River|
|Alternative Chinese name|
The head waters of the river rise in the Kunlun Mountains, in the area of Aksai Chin in Kashmir in the Togatax area ( ). The river flows east for some 200 km and then north for another 200 km before passing through Khotan, China ( ). In Khotan, the river has yielded white river rocks which are also known as nephrite jade. 
North of Khotan, it eventually dries up in the Taklamakan desert, its seasonal bed joined by that of the Black Jade River (Karakash River) near Koxlax (some 200 km north of Khotan, ), from where it continues north as the Hotan River, which flows into the Tarim River. The river drains an area of 14,575 km2 (5,627 sq mi) and has a discharge of 72.3 cubic metres per second (2,550 cu ft/s).
Map including White Jade River (labelled as Yurungkash R (Khotan)) (RGS, early 20th century)
- From map: "DELINEATION OF INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARIES MUST NOT BE CONSIDERED AUTHORITATIVE".
- From map: "THE DELINEATION OF INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARIES ON THIS MAP MUST NOT BE CONSIDERED AUTHORITATIVE."
- From map: "The representation of international boundaries is not necessarily authoritative."
- Khotan River formed by confluence White Jade and Black Jade Rivers, China (with image)
- Moyu-Hetian Highway (G3012) project ... - also includes construction of Yurungkash River Grand Bridge near Hetian, Xinjiang, China.