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July 4, 2024 4:53 PM

China warns of hotter, longer heatwaves as climate change intensifies

China is facing hotter and longer heatwaves and more frequent and unpredictable heavy rain as a result of climate change, the weather bureau warned on Thursday, as the world's second-biggest economy braces for another scorching summer. In its annual climate "Blue Book", the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) warned that maximum temperatures across the country could rise by 1.7-2.8 degrees Celsius within 30 years, with eastern China and the northwestern region of Xinjiang set to suffer th...

June 24, 2024 3:50 PM

‘Halal Organs’: Uyghur-American politician calls out China’s alleged trade

Serious concerns have been raised about the treatment of Uyghurs in China, with allegations of human rights abuses including forced organ harvesting coming to the forefront. In a recent U.S. congressional committee hearing, experts alleged that Chinese authorities had collected genetic information from the Uyghur Muslim minority. The purported aim was to support a forced organ transplant program targeting Muslim medical tourists from Gulf states. Salih Hudayar, a Uyghur-American politician, to...

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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