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 (săl′wēn′) or Nu·jiang (no͞o′jyäng′)
A river of southeast Asia rising in eastern Tibet and flowing about 2,400 km (1,500 mi) east then south through Myanmar into the Gulf of Martaban.
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(Placename) a river in SW Asia, rising in the Tibetan Plateau and flowing east and south through SW China and Myanmar to the Gulf of Martaban. Length: 2400 km (1500 miles)
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(ˈsæl win)

a river in SE Asia, flowing S from SW China through E Burma to the Bay of Bengal. 1750 mi. (2815 km) long.
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The Japanese rapidly closed up to Moulmein, a port on the mouth of the Salween River where 4/12th FF fought a rearguard action for the famous 17 Indian Division.
Due to the complicated topography, hot and dry valleys with tropical climate (effective accumulative temperature of 8000[degrees]C with >10[degrees]C daily mean temperature and annual mean temperature > 20[degrees]C) exist in the deep bottoms of three big rivers below 1200 m altitude: the Jinshajiang (the upper reaches of the Yangtze River), the Yuanjiang (the upper reaches of the Red River), and the lower reaches of the Nujiang (the upper reaches of the Salween River) despite of latitude.
Five rivers originating on the Great Himalayan Massif -- the Yangtze, the Indus, the Mekong, the Salween and the Ganges -- rank among the world's 10 most endangered rivers.
Five rivers originating on the Great Himalayan Massif -- the Yangtze, the Indus, the Mekong, the Salween, and the Ganges -- rank among the world's ten most endangered rivers.
The Tibetan plateau - often referred to as Asia's water tower - is known for its underground water reservoirs and glaciers, which serve as the source of most of the continent's biggest rivers, namely the Yangtze, Yellow, Mekong, Brahmaputra and Salween rivers.
The most striking element of this new map was a large lake, 'Lago de Chiamay', which was depicted as the source of four of the great rivers of Southeast Asia, which given the location of their mouths, could be interpreted as being the Chao Phraya, Salween, Irrawaddy and a branch of the Brahmaputra rivers.
In his latest book, Adam Simpson explores resistance to four energy projects: the Yadana, Shwe and Salween dams in Myanmar, and the Thai-Malaysian gas pipeline in Thailand.
To substantiate this claim, the book describes and analyses the political effects of environmental activist mobilisations around four transnational energy projects located in Myanmar and Thailand: the Yadana pipeline, which sends gas from Myanmar to Thailand; the Thai-Malaysia pipeline, which sends gas from southern Thailand to Malaysia; the Salween dams project, which proposed a series of hydroelectric dams in ethnic-minority majority states in Myanmar; and the Shwe Gas pipeline, which sends gas from western Myanmar to southern China.
In front of that trio are the two defensive midfielders - Ali Salween and Khamis Esmail.
There are three subspecies which distributed in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River (Percocypris pingi) and its tributaries and from Yunnan Lancang River, in the Nampang Jiang and Lake Fuxian (P pingi regani) and in the Upper Salween and in the Mekong (P pingi retrodorsis), China.
It is the source of ten large Asian river systems-the Amu Darya, Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra (Yarlungtsanpo), Irrawaddy, Salween (Nu), Mekong (Lancang), Yangtse (Jinsha), Yellow River (Huanghe), and Tarim (Dayan), - and provides water, ecosystem services, and the basis for livelihoods to a population of around 210.53 million people in the region.