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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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