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18 Jan 2017 description
report Xinhua

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.

11 Jan 2017 description
report Xinhua

Source: Xinhua | 2017-01-10 20:04:59 | Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese authorities plan to improve the country's capacity to cope with calamitous events.

In a guideline published on Jan 10, the CPC Central Committee and State Council warned of a “complicated and severe” situation with regard to natural disasters.

Insufficient information sharing, lack of prevention planning and poor public awareness are among the fields that need improvement, the document pointed out.

02 Dec 2016 description
report Xinhua

CHENGDU, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- A catastrophic earthquake leveled Wolong Primary School in southwest China's Sichuan Province in 2008, but a rebuilt campus that brought comfort and modernity to students living deep in the mountains served as a small silver lining.

26 Oct 2016 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Haima has caused estimated direct economic losses of 4.76 billion yuan (702.65 million U.S. dollars) in the three provinces of Jiangsu, Fujian, and Guangdong, the Ministry of Civil Affairs announced Tuesday.

As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, about 114,000 residents had been relocated, 239,500 hectares of crops and 3,200 houses damaged, and another 600 houses destroyed by the typhoon, according to the statement.

Typhoon Haima, the 22nd typhoon of the year, made landfall in the southern province of Guangdong on Oct. 21.

22 Oct 2016 description
report Xinhua

GUANGZHOU, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Haima barreled into south China Friday, triggering sudden downpours in several cities as authorities rushed to issue warnings against floods, landslides, and other weather-related disasters.

According to local meteorological services, Haima made landfall in the city of Shanwei, Guangdong Province, shortly after noon. It weakened as it traveled further north. But at least five counties and cities in Guangdong experienced unabated heavy rain Friday night.