China Braces for Winter Fallout

From Al Jazeera:

China is slowly emerging from one of its worst winters in a century but millions are likely to spend the biggest holiday of the year without power and water and farmers are counting the cost of destroyed crops.

…Wen Jiabao, the Chinese premier, has expressed confidence that the country will overcome the unusually harsh winter. But that optimism was not shared by farmers Al Jazeera spoke to in rural , with some saying more than half their vegetable crops had been destroyed by the freezing weather…

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