According to the findings of an official investigation, bad weather was primarily to blame for the...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 17, 2011
A major hail storm has killed 17 people in Guangdong Province, BBC reports: The hailstorms, strong winds and rains fell over Guangdong province, next to Hong Kong, at the weekend. Provincial flood control officials told Xinhua...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 10, 2011
Global Times describes the means by which the snowfall was enticed, as well as its side effects: Weather modification staff worked at 33 locations through the night. By 6 am Thursday, 759 silver iodide rods had been burned in...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 20, 2011
The massive annual Spring Festival migration is underway in China, and is off to a rough start, MSNBC reports: Snow and freezing rain at airports in China’s eastern cities of Hangzhou and southwestern region of Chongqing...
by Paulina Hartono | Nov 12, 2009
Heavy snowfall in China has been wreaking havoc, already causing at least eight deaths and disrupting travel. From Bloomberg: Beijing’s heaviest snowfall in at least 54 years grounded hundreds of flights and trapped thousands of...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 4, 2009
Reuters reports: Torrential rain battering southern China has forced more than 150,000 people from their homes, toppled hundreds of houses and punched a dangerous hole in the spillway of a dam, Xinhua news agency reported on...
by Sophia Cao | Jan 22, 2008
From BBC News: Unusually heavy snow has left at least 16 people dead and brought transport chaos to large areas of central and eastern China, state media said. Worst hit is Hubei province, where crops have been destroyed and roads blocked by the heaviest snow seen in the area for 16 years….[Full Text] – Read […]
by Sophia Cao | Dec 30, 2006
From Xinhua News Agency: In the early hours of Saturday morning, it came fluttering down into the dry, grey city — Beijing is experiencing the first significant snow of the winter. The long overdue snow began to fall at around 2:40 a.m. and lasted into the afternoon. Traffic slowed and caused a number of road […]
by Sophia Cao | Dec 29, 2006
From China Daily: China will encounter more bad weather next year, Qin Dahe, director of the Climate Meteorological Administration (CMA) said in his annual report yesterday. He urged all levels of government to improve weather monitoring. China will witness more severe weather conditions in 2007, the country’s top meteorological official forecast in his annual report […]
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- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods