Pearl River (Zhū Jiāng 珠江)|Zhū Jiāng 珠江 (Pearl River)
Matthew W. MOSCA
Cityscape by the Pearl River, Guangzhou. The river system has long been an important route of trade and settlement in southern China, connecting important inland markets. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
The Pearl River is one of China’s major river systems, extending through several southern provinces. Historically and today, its delta has been an important region for agricultural production and foreign trade.