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Chinese cities find coronavirus in frozen food imports, WHO downplays infection risk

Aug 13 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI/BRASILIA Two cities in China have found traces of the new coronavirus in cargoes of imported frozen food, local authorities said on Thursday, although the World Health Organization downplayed the risk of the virus entering the food chain.

China's new coal projects account for 90% of global total in first half - study

Aug 02 2020

SHANGHAI, August 3 China built more than half of the world's new coal-fired power plants this year and accounted for 90% of new planned capacity, a study showed on Monday, with Beijing still commissioning new projects even as capacity worldwide declines.

UPDATE 2-Red alerts in China as floods maroon equipment to fight coronavirus

Jul 17 2020

SHANGHAI, July 17 Large parts of China were reeling on Friday from the worst floods in decades, as disruption mounted for supply chains, including for personal protective equipment (PPE), vital in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

China's Wuhan declares red alert as floods disrupt supply chains

Jul 17 2020

SHANGHAI, July 17 The central Chinese city of Wuhan and the provinces of Anhui, Jiangxi and Zhejiang declared red alerts on Friday as heavy rain threatened to swell rivers and lakes and bring more disruption across the countryside and to global commerce.

Record floods raise questions about China's Three Gorges Dam

Jul 14 2020

SHANGHAI As China counts the costs of its most punishing flood season in more than three decades, the role played by the massive and controversial Three Gorges Dam - designed to help tame the Yangtze river - has come under fresh scrutiny. | Video

China cities declare flood 'red alerts' as extreme weather threats surge

Jul 10 2020

SHANGHAI Four cities along China's Yangtze river have declared top-level flood warnings over the past two days after torrential rain triggered landslides and inundated roads and farmland, with parts of the river threatening to burst its banks.

China study warns of possible new 'pandemic virus' from pigs

Jun 30 2020

SHANGHAI A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential "pandemic virus", a study said, although experts said there is no imminent threat. | Video

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