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  • Aug 21, 2020 16:33 PM
    Gallery: Surging Floodwaters Too Much for Three Gorges Dam
    The Three Gorges Dam is facing the largest surge of floodwater since its construction, according to local authorities. On Thursday morning, the inflow of water at the world’s largest hydroelectric dam reached 75,000 cubic meters per second. Eleven sluice gates have since been opened to discharge the floodwater
  • Aug 19, 2020 18:04 PM
    Gallery: Flooding at Buddha’s Feet
    Southwest China’s Sichuan province has raised its flood control response to the highest level as torrential rains continue to ravage the region. On Tuesday, floodwaters reached the feet of a 1,300-year-old statue of Buddha in Leshan. It was reportedly the first time that the ancient statue had its feet ‘washed’ in seven decades
  • Aug 18, 2020 16:00 PM
    Gallery: Japan’s Deadly Heat Wave
    At least 53 people have died of heatstroke this month in Tokyo and an increasing number have been taken to the hospital with symptoms, according to authorities in the Japanese capital. The scorching heat has sent the temperature to nearly 40 degree Celsius in many areas and isn’t expected to break for the rest of the week at least
  • Aug 17, 2020 17:35 PM
    Gallery: A Province Underwater
    At least seven people have died and seven more are missing in Sichuan province’s latest bout with flooding and other natural disasters resulting from the unusually heavy rains hitting southern China this year. A continuous downpour that started last week triggered flooding and mudslides in many cities, forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes, according to local authorities
  • Aug 14, 2020 16:03 PM
    Gallery: Long Wait for Fast Food
    Shake Shack, a popular U.S. burger chain, opened its first location in Beijing on Wednesday. Hundreds of burger lovers have descended on the restaurant this week, only to find they had to wait in line for hours. The restaurant, in the trendy Sanlitun neighborhood, is the 12th that the chain has opened in China
  • Aug 06, 2020 17:02 PM
    Gallery: Redemption at Last After Decades Behind Bars
    Zhang Yuhuan, a 52-year-old man who was convicted of intentional homicide and spent nearly 27 years in prison, returned home to eastern China Tuesday after the provincial high court overturned his conviction due to “unclear facts and insufficient evidence.” In 1993, Zhang was detained by the police on suspicion of murdering two children, marking the start of the longest unjust imprisonment on record in the country
  • Aug 05, 2020 15:00 PM
    Gallery: Explosion in Beirut
    More than 100 people have been killed and thousands injured in an explosion that occurred Tuesday in the port area of Lebanon’s capital of Beirut, according to local authorities. The blast produced a shock wave that shattered windows and knocked down buildings kilometers away. Although officials said a cache of highly explosive materials stored in a warehouse six years ago was the cause of the blast, it remains unclear if it was an accident or an attack
  • Aug 04, 2020 16:57 PM
    Gallery: Slammin’ Mugs in Qingdao
    The 30th Qingdao International Beer Festival kicked off Friday in the coastal city of Qingdao. Despite the coronavirus prevention measures, the annual event drew thousands of beer lovers to the sandy shore where the festival takes place. More than 1,500 kinds of beer from around the world will be on tap during the festival, which runs until Aug. 16
  • Aug 03, 2020 15:13 PM
    Gallery: Squatting in Their Own Homes
    More than 30 families have been living in unfinished apartments, without electricity or running water, in a residential development in Southwest China. They bought the apartments two years before the developer had to halt construction. Unable to get their money back, some of the homeowners who fell on hard times and can no longer afford rent in the city have resorted to taking shelter in the development
  • Jul 29, 2020 15:50 PM
    Gallery: Chongqing Submerged
    The southwestern megacity of Chongqing is suffering its worst flooding in over two decades as torrential rains continue to pound much of China. On Monday, floodwaters submerged an ancient town of Ciqikou and inundated low-lying areas of the metropolis, including its landmark Chaotianmen Wharf
  • Jul 28, 2020 16:36 PM
    Gallery: Testing a City for Covid-19
    Dalian, a port city in Northeast China’s Liaoning province, is ramping up Covid-19 testing after a rash of new infections emerged last week. Nearly 3 million residents have taken nucleic acid tests as authorities plan to test everyone living in the city
  • Jul 27, 2020 17:13 PM
    Gallery: Soldiers Reinforce Dikes in Flooded Anhui
    Soldiers are busy reinforcing dikes in eastern China after continuous heavy rain forced tens of thousands of residents to evacuate, with more storms expected in the days to come. On Thursday, floodwaters broke through a dike and submerged villages in East China’s Anhui province
  • Jul 23, 2020 15:44 PM
    Gallery: Trapped by Rising Waters
    Some 16,000 residents of a town in eastern China had been evacuated from their homes by Wednesday after being trapped for more than 50 hours by floodwaters. On Sunday, flooding caused by days of torrential rains breached the levees that protected the town, inundating 13 villages and cutting off electricity, according to local authorities
  • Jul 21, 2020 17:47 PM
    Gallery: Showtime Again in Cinemas
    Cinemas in most parts of China reopened Monday after a nearly half-year closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite some virus control measures, such as mandatory mask wearing, tickets for Monday screenings quickly sold out in cinemas in many cities. The nationwide box office for the day hit $470,000
  • Jul 20, 2020 16:34 PM
    Gallery: Fleeing the Flooding
    Authorities in eastern China blew up a dam on Sunday to relieve some of the growing flooding pressure on the Chuhe River. Many rivers in Anhui province have risen to record levels after days of heavy rainfall. Destroying the dam was just one of the control measures authorities have taken during this latest bout of flooding, which has driven tens of thousands from their homes
  • Jul 17, 2020 16:30 PM
    Gallery: Fighting the Flood
    Since June, flooding along the Yangtze River has engulfed many Chinese cities, with rising water levels posing a threat to residents. More than 7,000 soldiers have taken part in the fight against the flooding in eastern China. They are in a battle against time to reinforce dikes to prevent floodwaters from overflowing into urban areas
  • Jul 16, 2020 16:28 PM
    Gallery: Cool Ways to Keep Cool
    People around the world are trying different ways to stay cool during the summer heat wave, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow. From inflatable pools to river dining, many creative ideas have come out over the past few months from people eager to beat the heat
  • Jul 15, 2020 16:37 PM
    Gallery: Wading Through Floodwaters in India
    Heavy rains that lashed several parts of India on Sunday have led to flooding in low-lying areas and inundated streets. In the cities such as Patiala and Kolkata, residents have had to wade through knee-deep water to reach their destinations. Light to medium rainfall is reported to continue in the cities
  • Jul 13, 2020 17:17 PM
    Gallery: Escaping the Flood
    China has raised its emergency flood response level to the second-highest as downpours continue to wreak havoc across swaths of the country. In East China’s Jiangxi province, more than 5 million residents have reported being affected by heavy rains and flooding, with tens of thousands evacuated from their homes
  • Jul 09, 2020 16:55 PM
    Gallery: Lost in a Landslide
    Torrential rains continue to batter China, causing flooding and landslides in many provinces. In Central China’s Hubei province, a rain-triggered landslide buried nine villagers Wednesday, eight of whom died, state-run broadcaster CCTV reported. Forty other villagers have been transported to safety
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