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Already soggy southern China warned to brace for new floods

As a heat wave in northern China continues, more rain is expected along the Yangtze River, which flooded for the first time this year on Saturday.

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Premier: Heed flood ‘warning’

Wearing a camouflage raincoat to protect him from the downpour, Premier Li Keqiang called on soldiers and rescuers to secure the embankments along the Yangtze River on Wednesday morning. During a visit to Wuhan, capital of Hubei province and a crucial point along the 6,300-kilometer-long Yangtze River, Li toured a site where floodwaters had burst […]

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Li: Ensure safety in flood areas

Premier Li Keqiang called on local authorities to make the best use of flood control facilities and prepare for further downpours along the Yangtze and Huaihe rivers following recent deluges.

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Search-and-rescue efforts continue for the missing

Beijing’s government and residents continued to search on Friday for those missing in the July 21 downpour and flooding. The Beijing Municipal Government Information Office has released a 24-hour public hotline (010-6201-4533) for those with information about missing victims, according to the official microblog of the municipal government. Seven days after the heaviest rain in […]

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20 natural lakes disappear each year in China

NANJING — China has about 24,000 natural lakes, but they are disappearing at a rate of about20 every year, according to a declaration released at an environmental forum that ended on Sunday. China’s natural lakes cover an area of 83,000 square km and play an important role in maintaining ecological balance, controlling floods and reducing […]

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Feeding China

China’s autumn harvest surpassed expectations this year, despite a constant battle with droughts, floods and pests. China Daily agriculture reporter Jin Zhu looks at how the world’s most populous country makes sure it has enough to eat, and enough to help feed the world. China’s total output for grain this year hit a record high […]

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