BEIJING, March 17 (Xinhua) -- A group of 60 teachers from South Sudan started a training program in Beijing Friday under the China-South Sudan education cooperation project.
The teachers are mainly from primary and middle schools, and will be taught by specialists from UNESCO and Beijing Normal University. The program includes classroom teaching, discussions and leadership capabilities.
The education cooperation project's main sponsor is the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.
BEIJING, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Natural disasters affected 1.15 million people in China in February, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Tuesday.
Natural disasters led to economic losses worth 480 million yuan (69.4 million U.S. dollars) and over 100 people were relocated, the ministry said.
In February natural disasters included freezing weather, snowstorms and drought, as well as earthquakes, landslides, and forest fires.
Over 2,000 houses were damaged and 76,300 hectares of crops affected.
XINING, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Persistent snow is disrupting the lives of more than 2,200 farmers and nomads in northwest China's Qinghai Province, blocking traffic and starving livestock, local authorities said Wednesday.
Eight townships in three counties, including Xunhua county, have been worst hit by the snow lingering in the region since Friday, according to the provincial civil affairs department.
JUBA, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- China and South Sudan have agreed to boost cooperation in the health sector by enhancing knowledge sharing, capacity building, and hospital to hospital collaboration.
The deal which was sealed in Juba on Friday will also allow Chinese health specialists to set up experimental operations and management units in the East African nation.
BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Some 400,000 families, or 1.4 million people, living in areas known to be geological disaster hot spots will be relocated, according to a government plan released Wednesday.
These families live in areas where geological disasters can not be prevented or reduced through human intervention, according to the plan, and they will be moved by the end of 2020.