Summer flooding has been an annual scourge since ancient times, typically focused in the vast and heavily populated Yangtze basin that drains central China. Near-continuous heavy rains since late June have flooded vast areas, leaving 141 people dead or missing so far, affecting 37.89 million others and destroying 28,000 homes, according to central government tallies. The downpours have intensified since last week, causing waters to spike higher and the government to ramp up alert levels. Thirty-three rivers have reached record highs and alerts have been issued on a total of 433 rivers, officials from the Ministry of Water Resources said during a briefing in Beijing on Monday. Video broadcast by Chinese state-run media at the weekend showed cities and towns inundated by water that rose in some places to the roofs of single-story homes, as rescue personnel evacuated men, women and children aboard inflatable boats. Elsewhere, homes were shown flattened by landslides that had tumbled … [Read more...] about Chinese rivers and lakes swell perilously as summer flood season crests
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Entrants will travel by various trains from Huu Nghi border gate in the northern province of Lang Son to Dung Quat Industrial Zone in Quang Ngai Province, Phung Thi Ly Ha, deputy general director of Hanoi Railway Transport Joint Stock Company, said Thursday. … [Read more...] about 1,000 Chinese experts, workers to enter Vietnam by train
Washington, D.C., (VNA) – US Senator for Colorado Cory Gardner on July 12 (Washington time) released a statement on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of normalised relations between the US and Vietnam. “Over the past 25 years, normalized relations with Vietnam have been beneficial for trade, our public health, and for supporting human rights and democracy around the world,” said Senator Gardner, who is also Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy. “As we celebrate 25 years of diplomacy with Vietnam, we also celebrate its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).” The Senator said he looks forward to continuing to grow the strong partnership between the US and Vietnam, which will be supported by his bipartisan Asia Reassurance Initiative Act. The same day, former US President Bill Clinton tweeted “Grateful for 25 years of partnership … [Read more...] about US Senator for Colorado salutes Vietnam-US diplomatic relations
Even confronting the COVID-19, Suncity Group spares no effort in complying with the policy of the Central Government and as well as the Macao SAR Government, staying true to the spirit of this year's NPC&CPPCC Annual Sessions of ensuring economic and social stability. Until this very moment, Suncity Group has not laid off any Macau employee due to financial pressure. The Group remains resolute in the commitment to achieve a prosperous future together with Macau. … [Read more...] about Suncity Group Strongly Condemns Unverified Rumours
Speaking at a recent seminar on the safety of terraced hydropower systems on the Da River, he said: "Ninety percent of alluvium has been retained by hydropower reservoirs. We cannot expect anything from the remaining 10 percent, because they are just suspended particles." … [Read more...] about Will the sand in the Red River be depleted in 100 years?