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Typhoon kills four, affects millions in China (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Four people have died and millions have been affected after typhoon Haikui slammed China, authorities said Thursday.The storm made landfall Wednesday in the coastal province of ... Read more...

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11 killed in south China rains


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rains in southern China's Guizhou province have killed at least 11 people and damaged homes of 980,000 residents, officials said.Authorities ... Read more...

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Rains, floods hit China


June 28th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) Torrential rains and floods in China have destroyed hundreds of hectares of crops and affected millions of people, authorities said Thursday.Over half a dozen provinces in ... Read more...

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1 mn Shanghai travellers for Dragon holiday


June 11th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 11 (IANS) One million people will enter or exit China's Shanghai city by train and road during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday, authorities said.The projected number is ... Read more...

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Rains likely to hit China’s food bowl


May 28th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) Heavy rains are forecast in China's grain-growing areas in the north, southwest and regions along the Yangtze river.Parts of Shaanxi, Hubei, Henan, Anhui and Jiangsu ... Read more...

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China’s rich building wealth in property


December 24th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 24 (IANS) Fourteen percent of rich Chinese families whose investments in assets top six million yuan (about $946,700) depend on the real estate industry as their major source ... Read more...

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China’s 2011 grain output reaches 571 mn tonnes


December 2nd, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 2 (IANS) China saw a bumper harvest of grain this year, with its output rising to a record high of 571 million tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 4.5 ... Read more...

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96 Chinese held in fake medicine racket


November 30th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 30 (IANS) A total of 96 people have been arrested and fake medicines worth around over $7 million seized in one of the biggest operations in Shanghai against ... Read more...

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Two Chinese kids die in locked school bus


September 14th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) Two four-year-old kindergarten girls in a Chinese city were found dead in their school bus where they had accidentally remained locked up for eight hours.The incident ... Read more...

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Over 1.5 mn people affected in China floods


July 15th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in south China have affected 1.57 million people, officials said Friday.The National Commission for Disaster Reduction said heavy ... Read more...

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China infuses Yangtze river with one bn fish


July 12th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 12 (IANS) Around 1.3 billion tiny fish were released into the Yangtze river in China Tuesday in a project launched to "repair" fishing resources affected by the recent ... Read more...

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Crackdown on illegal mining in China


July 3rd, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) China has ordered a clampdown on mining activities at unauthorised places after many people died in accidents in such facilities, Xinhua reported Saturday.China's top work safety ... Read more...

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175 killed in China floods


June 20th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Floods in southern China triggered by heavy rains have left 175 people dead and 86 missing during June, the civil affairs ministry said Monday.Four rounds of ... Read more...

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China warns of floods, rains as millions face misery


June 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) The Chinese government has warned of severe floods following heavy rains even as over five million people have already been displaced or affected by floods in ... Read more...

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55,000 evacuated as fresh floods hit China


June 15th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) Fresh floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in southern China forced the evacuation of more than 55,000 people from their homes, a media report said ... Read more...

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‘China drought has significant impact on environment’


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) A lingering drought in central and east China's provinces has had a devastating impact on the environment there, an official said Friday. Vice Minister of Environmental ... Read more...

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Drought affects 35 million in China


May 30th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) A severe drought in China's central, eastern and southern provinces has affected nearly 35 million people and caused an economic loss of almost 15 billion yuan ... Read more...

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35 mn affected by drought in China


May 28th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) Nearly 35 million people in China have been affected by severe drought conditions due to low rainfall and insufficient flow of water from the upper reaches ... Read more...

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China’s longest river faces worst drought since 1961


May 23rd, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) China's longest river Yangtze has been plagued by a severe drought, as this year it received the lowest rainfall since 1961, said an official with the ... Read more...

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Snowfall eases drought in China


February 11th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) Widespread snowfall in the past two days has helped ease a severe drought gripping China's winter wheat producing regions, said officials.The snowfall occurred in the areas along ... Read more...

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Millions affected in drought hit China


January 29th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 29 (IANS) Millions of people have been affected due to the continuing drought in north China that has caused an economic loss of 1.04 billion yuan ($158 million), a media ... Read more...

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Millions facing water shortage in China


January 29th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Jinan (China), Jan.29 (ANI): Over 2.2 million people and 2.7 million livestock are facing a water shortage in many parts of China.According to the China Daily, some of the wheat-growing regions, ... Read more...

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Nearly 2.2 million Chinese population hit by drought


January 18th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 18 (ANI): About 2.2 million Chinese are facing a drought-like situation, the country's drought relief authorities have claimed.The Xinhua news agency quoted Chen Lei, Deputy Director of the ... Read more...

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Millions short of water as drought hits eastern China


December 30th, 2010 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 30 (IANS) A severe drought in China's eastern Shandong province has left tens of thousands of people short of drinking water and dried up vast swathes of farmland.The drought, worst ... Read more...

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Drunk-driver sentenced to death in China


November 18th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING (BNO NEWS) -- A Chinese drunk-driver was sentenced to death after being convicted of killing two people and injuring seven, state media reported on Thursday.State-run Xinhua news agency said Dong Fei, ... Read more...

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At least 107 killed in China torrential rains


July 14th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): At least 107 people have been killed and 59 are missing following torrential rains and severe flooding in ten provinces along the Yangtze River in China.According ... Read more...

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China unveils plan to boost foreign investment


April 30th, 2010 - 7:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) China will offer discounted loans and other incentives to companies to boost foreign investment in the country's inland regions, the commerce ministry has said. The government is eyeing investment ... Read more...

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More than 3.78 mn Chinese people vaccinated against swine flu


November 1st, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) The Chinese health ministry said Sunday that more than 3.78 million people in the country have been vaccinated against swine flu as of Saturday with no reports of ... Read more...

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China earmarks $12 bn more for drought relief


February 7th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 7 (Xinhua) China has earmarked 86.7 billion yuan (about $12.69 billion) more in aid for the drought-hit areas in the western part of the country, officials said. The finance ministry ... Read more...

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China raises drought alert to top level


February 6th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 6 (DPA) China's government Friday raised the emergency status in drought-stricken regions to the highest level for the first time, as lack of rain threatens the harvests on more than ... Read more...

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$120 mn WB loan for China’s eco-farming projects


December 3rd, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 3 (Xinhua) The World Bank (WB) has approved a loan of $120 million for ecology friendly farming projects in China, its China Office here announced Wednesday.The office said farmers in ... Read more...

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Two-headed tortoise found on a farm in China!


September 14th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): A two-headed tortoise has left aquarium staff stunned after taking advantage of his disability to consume twice as much food as his siblings.The unusual case of ... Read more...

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Rainstorms kill 12 in southern China


June 14th, 2008 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, June 13 (Xinhua) At least 12 people have been killed in rainstorms that lashed the southern part of China for the past two days, officials said Friday. Millions of people have ... Read more...

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China punishes 17 for rumour mongering


May 15th, 2008 - 8:53 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 15 (Xinhua) China has punished 17 rumour mongers in the wake of the disastrous earthquake, the ministry of public security said Thursday. The public security bureau in 11 provinces and ... Read more...

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Intestinal infection toll mounts to 34 in China


May 9th, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Hefei (China), May 9 (Xinhua) The toll in hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) in China rose to 34 Friday with two more deaths reported from the eastern province of Anhui as nearly 25,000 people, ... Read more...

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