The Heilongjiang River, the Sino-Russian boundary river, runs across the northern part of north China. Its headstream includes the northern source and the southern source. The northern source Shilka River originates from the eastern foothills of the Mount Kent in the Outer Mongolia, and the southern source Argun River originates from the western slope of China's Great Hinggan Mountains. After the convergence of the southern source and the northern source at the Xiluoguhe Village, Mohe City, China, the river is called as the Heilongjiang River that runs eastwardly and finally empties into the Sea of Okhotsk. The Heilongjiang River flows across China, Russia and the Outer Mongolia. Its entire length is 5498 kilometers, the 11th largest river in the world. Its drainage area is up to 1,843,000 square kilometers, ranking the 10th largest in the world. The drainage area within China accounts for 48% of the total drainage area.
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Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.Text by Steve Smith.