Heat wave in China, Aug 01

31 Jul 2013

A record-breaking heat wave continues to scorch large parts of China, with temperatures soaring to above 40 degrees in some areas. The extreme conditions have prompted authorities to issue a level-two emergency response for the first time. The response covers Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Anhui and Jiangxi provinces in the east, central Hunan and Hubei, Fujian in the south as well as Shanghai and Chongqing.