China still gripped by severe drought in many regions

Disasters 09/26/22, 00:23

Severe drought has not yet let go of China. It continues in provinces including Hunan, Anhui, and Chongqing. This aggravates the difficulties the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has with people more dissatisfied with the government as they suffer wave after wave of long-term lockdowns and a declining economy. In Chongqing, the Daxi ...

Top Chinese health expert revised advice on monkeypox after backlash

Disasters 09/25/22, 08:26

According to the South China Morning Post, top Chinese epidemiologist Wu Zunyou has changed his advice about monkeypox after online backlash for being "racist and discriminatory" on his first health advice over the disease. Wu revised his advice on Monday, urging people to avoid "intimate direct skin-to-skin contact" with foreigners or ...

Farmland cracks! Jiangxi experiences high temperatures and drought

Disasters 09/25/22, 06:57

This year, several regions of China are experiencing temperatures higher than 40 °C (104 °F). A couple of months ago, the 1,000-year-old historic Luoxingdun Island emerged from Poyang Lake—China's largest freshwater lake— due to the record low water levels.  According to CCTV News, from 7:00 on September 17 to 7:00 on ...

5 major natural disasters hit China in August, nearly 42 million affected

Disasters 09/22/22, 21:49

In August alone, China had to deal with a series of calamities, which affected dozens of millions of people. As The Paper reported, China’s Ministry of Emergency Management held a press conference on September 16. The ministry’s spokesman Shen Zhanli pointed out that the country faced numerous natural disasters last month. Shen ...

China warns Typhoon Muifa will make landfall in Zhejiang province

Disasters 09/22/22, 18:20

China has cautioned that typhoon Muifa will strengthen and potentially make landfall in the coastal areas of Zhejiang province on September 14th. The typhoon intensified around 5 a.m. on September 13th and is expected to travel northwest at a speed of 10-15 km/hour before weakening over land. Muifa’s center will stay ...

CCP against nature: Want to eliminate mosquitoes

Disasters 09/17/22, 14:08

On September 14, a proposal by the deputies of the National People's Congress of China turned users on the Weibo social network, one of the largest in China, to make all kinds of sarcastic and indignant comments, reaching more than 64 million entries in a few hours. The deputies presented At ...

Expert: Great disaster struck Sichuan, the human factors

Disasters 09/17/22, 13:25

Sichuan, in southwest China, has been hit by a record heatwave and drought, fires, COVID outbreaks, and an earthquake, all within a month. The earthquake occurred when the city was in lockdown because of the pandemic. Wang Weiluo, a well-known water conservancy expert, pointed out that this earthquake is similar ...

Warning of fake Yangcheng Lake crabs: High temperature delays season

Disasters 09/14/22, 19:59

China News Weekly has cautioned that aficionados may have to wait a little longer than usual for authentic Yangcheng Lake hairy crabs, a Mid-Autumn Festival delicacy in Suzhou city. Prices have risen by a third, and the chances of finding the real thing are as low as 1%. The unpredictable weather this ...

China earthquake death toll up to 74; lockdown deepens grievances

Disasters 09/14/22, 16:20

The 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck western China this week has killed 74, with the number of missing people rising to 35. The number was updated by Chinese state media Xinhua News Agency on September 7. The tremor shook Luding County in Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan province on September 5. As The Associated ...