The Streaming down the Yangtze team is now at Ningbo-Zhoushan Port, which is the starting point of the Maritime Silk Road.
Science and technology have been an important factor in Shanghai's economic growth in the past two decades, helping to increase productivity in manufacturing.
As a major shipping and trading city Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to imports, exports, and recognition of its economic potential.
The Streaming down the Yangtze team is in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province and the second largest city in East China.
The Streaming down the Yangtze team has arrived in the city of Tongling, Anhui Province. Owing to its copper deposits, it was an important center in ancient China for bronze production.
The Yangtze River is a major habitant for finless porpoise, an aquatic marine mammal close to dolphins.
Poyang Lake, which connects to the Yangtze River near the city of Jiujiang, is the largest freshwater lake in China.
The Streaming down the Yangtze team has arrived in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province. CRI Reporter Yang Guang visited Sinopec Jiujiang branch, the leading petrol and diesel producer in Jiangxi.
Reporters on the "Streaming down the Yangtze River" tour have arrived in Hubei's capital, Wuhan. They have visited the East Lake Hi-tech Development Zone, a national innovation demonstration zone, which is also known as China's Optic Valley.
The city of Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, is considered one of the manufacturing centers of China. The industrial development is now turning increasingly more innovative.
Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province, is on the frontline of Chinese innovation. Hi-tech industries related to the Internet and biological medicine have consistently enjoyed 20 percent growth rates in the past few years.
The Streaming down the Yangtze team has arrived in the city of Yueyang, Hunan Province and visited Yueyang Tower, a famous local site.
The Streaming Down the Yangtze team has arrived in Yichang, Hubei Province and visited the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydropower station.
Collecting trash from the Yangtze River is a major undertaking in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.
The Streaming Down the Yangtze team has arrived in Chongqing. This is where the team will officially begin its 2-week trek down the Yangtze River.
Over 200 liquor products from Luzhou are listed as national and provincial-level products, with many of the producers now attempting to expand overseas.
The Streaming down the Yangtze team has arrived in Sichuan Province and visited the Southern Sichuan Bamboo Sea, a national level scenic spot near the city of Yibin.
The 'Streaming down the Yangtze' team has visited one a village in Chishui where Shihu, a special herb used in Chinese medicine, has become the product-of-choice for villagers looking to raise themselves above the poverty line.
Zunyi is the second largest city of Guizhou, and also an important area along the basin of the Yangtze.
Chishui is the only tributary of the Yangtze River that doesn't have any dam or hydropower station along the river route. The ecological protection of Chishui River has been key to the local traditional industry.