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22 Apr 2018 description
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Source: Xinhua| 2018-04-20 20:23:32|Editor: ZX

LANZHOU, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Heavy downpours in northwest China's Gansu Province have killed one person, authorities said.

More than 20,000 people have been affected by the bad weather, according to the provincial department of civil affairs.

Strong rain mixed with hail damaged more than 800 hectares of crops. As of 4 p.m. Friday, nine counties had suffered from the natural disaster.

More than 300 houses were damaged, the department said.

18 Apr 2018 description
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WUHAN, April 17 (Xinhua) -- The middle route of China's south-to-north water diversion project is expected to deliver an additional 507 million cubic meters of water to northern provinces over the next three months.

The additional water will be delivered from April to June as the water levels at Danjiangkou reservoir and Hanjiang River are expected to be higher during that time, according to the Yangtze Water Resources Commission of the Ministry of Water Resources.

11 Apr 2018 description
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BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Natural disasters killed 53 people in China in the first quarter this year, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Commission for Disaster Reduction said Tuesday.

Natural disasters affected 12.72 million people in total in the first three months, causing 54,000 to be relocated during emergencies and leaving 162,000 in need of emergency relief, the authorities said in a report.

20 Mar 2018 description
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BEIJING, March 19 (Xinhua) -- China's oceanic authority on Monday called for measures to cope with rising sea levels.

A report released by the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said that the average sea level along China's coast in 2017 was 58 mm higher than the average level between 1993 and 2011.

In the past six years, the sea level along China's coast had remained at a high level compared with the pervious 24 years.

07 Mar 2018 description
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BEIJING, 6 March 2018 – The China Center for International Knowledge on Development (CIKD) and UNICEF China announce a new partnership to develop and share research into development approaches that result in improved outcomes for all children in countries relevant to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The partnership, launched in Beijing on 6 March 2018, aims to build knowledge, networks and forums which will support the potential for the BRI to contribute to accelerated delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Children.

05 Mar 2018 description
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2018-03-04 12:15:04|Editor: Mengjie

BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- China's national observatory said Sunday thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected to hit parts of the country's southern regions.

From Sunday afternoon to Monday afternoon, thunderstorms will sweep parts of Guizhou, Guangxi, Guangdong, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Zhejiang and Fujian, with hail in some areas, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).

Heavy rain will hit those provinces and region as well as Hubei and Jiangsu, with rainfall of up to 50 millimeters in some areas.

01 Mar 2018 description
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Editor: Xiang Bo

BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's national observatory issued a yellow alert for snowstorm for Wednesday and Thursday as heavy snow continued to hit northeastern China.

The National Meteorological Center said snowstorms would hit parts of Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces, dropping 5 to 15 centimeters of new snow. Some areas are expected to see blizzards.

The center advised residents to stay indoors and asked local authorities to take precautions on roads, railways, electricity and telecommunications.

01 Mar 2018 description
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Editor: Mengjie

CHANGCHUN/SHENYANG/HARBIN, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Heavy snow hit northeast China Wednesday, causing flight delays and expressway shutdowns and the suspension of school classes.

As of 5:30 p.m., all sections of expressway in northeast China's Jilin Province were shut down due to snow, according to the local expressway authorities.

The airport in Changchun, capital of Jilin, was closed. More than 100 inbound and outbound flights were delayed, and some 20 inbound flights have been diverted to other airports.

16 Feb 2018 description
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Editor: Lu Hui

AIYUAN, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- North China's coal-rich Shanxi Province will relocate 4,000 rural households threatened by mining-triggered geological disasters this year, according to the provincial authorities.

The project is part of the province's new rural geological disaster prevention scheme which started in 2014, aiming to complete the relocation of 27,000 households in 656 villages at risk of serious geological disasters within seven years.

02 Feb 2018 description
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Editor: Lifang

BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- A total of 881 people in China died and 98 others went missing in natural disasters in 2017, including floods, typhoons, droughts and earthquakes, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Thursday.

Natural disasters affected 140 million people in total, causing 5.25 million to be relocated during emergencies and leaving 1.7 million in need of emergency relief, the ministry announced on its website.

01 Feb 2018 description
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Editor: Lu Hui

GUIYANG, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Freezing weather has affected the lives of 440,000 people in southwest China's Guizhou Province, the local civil affairs department said Wednesday.

The ongoing cold wave had damaged 8,000 hectares of crops and dozens of homes in 25 counties and districts as of Tuesday noon, said Feng Shiwen, Party chief of the provincial civil affairs department.

Direct economic losses have exceeded 57 million yuan (9 million U.S. dollars), the official said.

31 Jan 2018 description
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BEIJING, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- China's national observatory maintained its blue alert Tuesday, after a cold front hit parts of central and east China.

Temperatures are expected to remain near freezing in many southern Chinese provinces, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said.

Cities including Changsha, Hangzhou, Hefei, Guiyang, Nanchang, Nanjing, Shanghai, and Wuhan saw their temperatures drop below zero degrees Celsius, according to the NMC.

29 Jan 2018 description
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Editor: Mengjie

WUHAN/NANJING, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Snow continued to affect parts of China on Saturday, disrupting traffic and causing economic losses.

Eastern Jiangsu Province saw a maximum snowfall of 11.6 millimeters, with a snow depth of up to 11 centimeters as of 2 p.m., leading to a shortage of de-icing salt in Nanjing, the provincial capital.

Nearly 60 bus lines, over 1,000 long-distance coaches and 500 flights have been suspended or canceled. The Nanjing airport was temporarily closed.

29 Jan 2018 description
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Editor: Lifang

BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's meteorological authority Sunday renewed a blue alert, the lowest level in a four-tier warning system, for a cold front in some regions.

The temperature is expected to drop by 4 to 8 degrees Celsius in parts of Gansu, Qinghai, Guizhou and Yunnan provinces as well as regions along the Yellow and Huaihe rivers in the following two days, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said.

Parts of these regions will see a temperature decrease of over 10 degrees Celsius.

29 Jan 2018 description
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Editor: Lu Hui

BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Heavy snow and ice has continued to affect central and eastern parts of China over the weekend, causing cancellations and delays to flights and coaches.

A total of 4,316 people have been relocated in east China's Anhui Province as their homes were damaged by snowstorms. More than 481,000 people in the province were impacted.

Rescue workers have been dispatched to repair power lines and clean snow and ice from roads. Civil affairs authorities sent quilts, coats and food to the affected members of the public.

26 Jan 2018 description
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Editor: Lifang

BEIJING, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- China's national observatory upgraded its snowstorm warning to the second highest level Thursday, as heavy snow continues to hit areas in central and eastern China.

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) issued an orange alert for Thursday and Friday, as 10 to 20 centimeters of snow was expected in parts of Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shanghai and Zhejiang.

Blizzards in some areas are expected to last more than three days, with new snow falling up to 20 centimeters, it said.

26 Jan 2018 description
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Editor: ZD

HANGZHOU, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Traffic was disrupted by heavy snow and ice from Wednesday to Thursday on a section of road at the border of east China's Zhejiang and Anhui provinces.

A large number of cars, over 1,000 at the peak, were stranded on the road near the border of Anji County, Zhejiang and Ningguo, Anhui, causing congestion stretching over 10 kilometers.

Workers are still cleaning ice and snow from the road, authorities in Zhejiang said.

Many areas of central and eastern China have been hit by ongoing snow and rain.

25 Jan 2018 description
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Editor: Liangyu

BEIJING, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- China's national observatory issued a yellow snowstorm alert for Wednesday and Thursday, as heavy snow continues to hit central and eastern China.

The National Meteorological Center said it expected 5 to 12 centimeters of snow in parts of Anhui, Jiangsu, Henan, Hubei, Shaanxi and Zhejiang.

Blizzards are expected to drop new snow of up to 20 centimeters in some areas, it said.

25 Jan 2018 description
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Editor: Liangyu

BEIJING, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- China will invest more than 200 million yuan (31.3 million U.S. dollars) in research on seismological technology over the next five years to help with earthquake disaster mitigation, an official said Wednesday.

China aims to develop its seismic science and technology to the level of developed countries by 2020, and become a strong power in the field by 2030, Zheng Guoguang, head of the China Earthquake Administration, said at a national conference.

25 Jan 2018 description

National Meteorological Center released Yellow Warning of Snow Storm and continued to issue blue warning of cold wave at 6:00 a.m. on January 24.