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higher than in previous years,” she said. “Also, the rainy season is supposed to
begin after the May Day holiday, but I haven’t seen a drop of rain so far.”
Data from the National Climate Center shows that the average rainfall from April 1 to May 17 is 35.3 millim
eters, down almost two-thirds from the same period last year, the least recorded rainfall over that period since 1961.
In addition to the drought, the average temperature is 1.9 C higher than average for the period, the highest since 1961.
Chen, the chief forecaster, said that according to the mid- to long-term forecast ra
infall will relieve drought in the eastern part of Yunnan province, though its western part will still be plagued by the drought.
Surveillance from the National Climate Center shows that
drought is also occurring in the Inner Mongolia and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous regions, as well
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nd for decades and witnessed local farmers’ continuous battles against sandstorms.
“It didn’t just feel like a black storm, it was as if the whole desert was approachi
ng,” recalls Liu Conghui, a writer who was born, and still lives, near the farm Wang once worked.
As the menacing sandstorms made the area increasingly inhospitable, Liu’s whole community planned to up sticks.
To restore the local ecosystem, the Chinese government launched
a 10.7 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) project in 2001. A set of measures were adopted such as sav
ing water, converting farmland into grassland, providing treatment for dry riverways and building dams. In addition to t
hose measures, industrial and agricultural use of water in cities and counties along the river was limited.
Over the past two decades, Xinjiang has infused 7.7 billion cubic meters of water into
the dry trunk stream of the lower reaches of the Tarim River in 19 rounds of water diversion.
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hina Eastern Airlines confirmed to news outlet The Paper on Tuesday it has
officially lodged claims with Boeing for losses cause
d by the 737 MAX’s grounding and late delivery, adding the two companies will stay in communication over the issue.
The move makes China Eastern Airlines the first airline in China to ask Boeing for compensation, as the 737 M
AX suffered worldwide suspensions after two deadly crashes which took more than 300 lives in six months.
Fourteen Boeing 737 MAX jets under China Eastern Airlines have been grounded since March 11.
Boeing stressed that it refused to talk about any communications with its clients.
Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter last Wednesday, saying
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uence from his misbehavior via his official Weibo account on Tuesday, promising better behavior in the future.
The Beijing Center of Health Supervision warned punishment would follow if they can confirm these violations, adding the ma
tter has been under investigation in a post released on its official Sina Weibo account on Tuesday.
Based on these regulations, individuals who smoke indoors are fined
50 yuan ($7.20), which rises to 200 yuan if the culprits refuse to correct their violations. In
2016, another famous actor, Wen Zhang, was fined 50 yuan for smoking inside a restaurant.
ours that provide a window on wildlife without harming the animals are a welcome development for Chinese ani
mal-lovers, a recent survey found, as most people say ‘no’ to any activities that might have a negative impact on animals.
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d overseas to see wildlife at least twice a year. Asia, Africa and Europe are the top three destinations.
About 60 percent of interviewees said they would refuse to take part in tours that migh
t interrupt the normal life of animals in the wild or be harmful to them, even if such a tour might be exclusive.
More than 70 percent of tourists said they are glad to choose tours wit
h higher prices and which take more time in order to be more in touch with the wildlife.
“Wildlife watching has attracted millions of tourists annually and many travelers are driven by the affection of animals. Ho
wever, some activities on such tours have had an adverse impact on the wildlife,” Zhao said.
He said hundreds of thousands of wild animals across the world are taken away from natural habitats, forced into cap
tivity and subjected to abuse, both mentally and physically, in the name of entertainment and profit.
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