emergency response

Heat Wave Hits Crisis Levels

As the thermometer mercury hovers well above 100 °F (37 °C) in many southern and eastern Chinese cities for the fourth day in a row during a month-long heat wave, the China Meteorological Administration has issued a level-two...

Shanghai Fire Casts Pall on Officials

The Associated Press reports on the apportioning of blame in the aftermath of the Shanghai apartment blaze: Investigators looking into a fire that ravaged a central Shanghai high-rise apartment, killing at least 53 people, said...

Winter Chaos Tests China

From Caijing: Relentless snowstorms continued battering wide swathes of central, eastern and southern China on January 30, adding to the chaos already caused by the worst winter weather the region has seen in 50 years. The...

China’s storm response: Too good to be true – Howard W. French

From A Glimpse of the World blog: XI’AO, China Where as many as 10,000 fishing boats once docked, today only a few bob in a long, serpentine harbor here still flecked with wrecks. All along the shoreline, families that only recently made a rich living from the sea, stare glumly at reminders of their loss. […]



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