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July 3, 2024 6:06 PM

Flood fears in China’s east as rain swells Yangtze River levels

Rising water levels in the Yangtze River following intense rains in southern China have prompted eastern regions downstream to prepare for possible flooding. Water levels in the Jiangsu section of China's longest river continued to rise on Wednesday as a result of the increased flow from its upper reaches as well as the persistent rainfall. Nanjing, the capital of China's eastern Jiangsu province issued its second highest flood warning and authorities banned various vessels, including passenge...

June 18, 2024 3:03 PM

Xi flags ‘severe’ task of flood control as rains lash China

China's task of flood control has grown "severe", President Xi Jinping warned on Tuesday, as heavier-than-usual rainfall pounded provinces from the interior to the eastern coast at the beginning of the annual flood season. Torrential rain and landslides have killed nine people, with 17 missing, authorities said, following days of heavy rain in the provinces of Jiangxi and Guizhou, the coastal provinces of Guangdong and Fujian, and the Guangxi region. Xi called for all-out efforts to fight floo...

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