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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Southern China braced for second battering by storms

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... and Sunday, while hail swept Shaoguan, cutting power to several villages. Thirty cities and counties in Fujian and Guangxi were also battered by hailstorms and thunderstorms. Between Friday and Saturday, 42 cities and counties in Chongqing, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan and Guizhou were hit by extreme weather, leaving one person dead and at least 150,000 in urgent need of resettlement and basic ...

  2. News - China - POLLUTION

    Strong winds blow away smog but bring sand to Beijing

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... affecting nearly 200,000 people in Guangxi. Rain has battered 14 counties and left more than 12,100 people displaced in the province. ...

  3. News - China - SICHUAN DISASTER

    Landslides from rain and aftershocks will impede Sichuan quake rescue efforts

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 01:32pm by Ernest Kao

    ... of devastation in Lushan and Baoxing counties, near Yaan city. Also on Monday, China’s top health authority announced that it had dispatched 149 medical teams to the disaster area. In addition, 1,125 ...

  4. Four dead, eight missing in Sichuan landslides

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... dormitory at a chemical plant in Maoxian county were completely submerged by mud, rock and sand from a landslide that struck shortly after midnight on Sunday. The eight missing people were all in the dormitory. No bodies had been recovered as of last night, but the remaining 27 workers had been rescued, the report said. The agency also cited a circular issued by the government in the county ...

  5. Storms toll hits 44, with more heavy rain on way

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... county of the northwestern province of Gansu rose to 44 yesterday, with 26 people still missing and 87 injured, Xinhua reported. The hail in Gansu affected about 410,000 people, forcing more than ... sports on Saturday, while two others went missing. A bridge spanning some 100 metres and connecting two townships in Pingjiang county, Hunan, collapsed yesterday morning after the county had been ...

  6. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sunday's page 1 story 'Media blackout on mudslide disaster' and the editorial published on the same day incorrectly stated that Xinhua took five days to report on the Lushi county mudslide. Xinhua reported on Wednesday that flash floods caused by torrential rain on Sunday and Monday had killed 18 people in the county and left 57 missing. In the report 'Party ...

  7. After the drought comes risk of landslides

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Yangtze in the next 10 days. Parts of Hunan and Jiangxi may get another 90mm to 150mm. Flooding has killed 14 people in Guizhou's Wangmo county since the deluge began on Friday, with another 52 missing, state media reported yesterday. Another person is missing in Guizhou's Luodian county. Some 45,000 Wangmo residents have been evacuated since floodwaters inundated the area ...

  8. Heavy rain leaves 52 people dead

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... media reported yesterday. Most of the deaths have occurred in the poor southern province of Guizhou, where 14 counties and cities are reeling from floods that have affected more than 400,000 people. At least three deaths occurred in Yushan county, Jiangxi, where a family of five was buried in debris after their house collapsed in a storm on Tuesday. The other two family members were ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Gulf states put on emergency alert for tropical storm Isaac

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in the southern counties of Mobile and Baldwin. In Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal recommended voluntary evacuations within the hurricane watch area. Hurricane Katrina made landfall along ...

  10. News - China - WEATHER

    Cold waves hit many parts of China; Beijing sees 30-year low

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... 10 and 14 degrees. The lowest temperature- of minus 49 degrees- was reported in a remote county in Xinjiang, where severe traffic congestion was caused. In Jilin, temperatures plummeted ...




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