Crop Warning over China Drought

A drought in many parts of China, including , is threatening water supplies, crops, and , reports:

province is experiencing its driest for 60 years.

Half the wheat-growing land there is affected, while almost a quarter of a million people face shortages, the China Daily said.

Beijing has also been experiencing its longest dry spell for more than 30 years, another state daily said.

The Chinese capital has had no significant rainfall for three months, the Beijing Times reported.

Analysts say this drought is likely to put further pressure on food prices, which have been rising sharply for months.

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