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  • China ends emergency response as drought eases

    2010-05-04 22:48

    China called off its grade II drought emergency response on Tuesday as the severe drought in its southwestern regions eased after recent rain.

  • Drought causes 'irreversible' damages

    2010-05-04 07:28

    The worst drought in 50 years in the southwestern province of Yunnan has damaged local diversity, provincial forestry officials said.

  • Drought in SW China breaks after 6 falls of rain: official

    2010-04-28 22:48

    The severe drought in southwest China has broken after six falls of rain in the past month, Chen Zhenlin, spokesman with the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), said here Wednesday.

  • Drought continues to make life hard in Yunnan

    2010-04-22 13:08

    High temperatures and a shortage of rainfall continue to plague the drought-stricken Yunnan province, reducing crop production by 60 percent.

  • Rainfall quenches thirsty land in SW China

    2010-04-14 11:28

    The province welcomed a heavy rainfall Monday and Tuesday after an eight-month record drought.

  • China stresses market supply in drought-hit areas

    2010-04-13 01:21

    Local governments should step up efforts to ensure market supplies in the drought-stricken southwestern areas, China's Ministry of Commerce said here Monday.

  • Abnormal weather hits China as drought lingers

    2010-04-13 01:21

    While drought was lingering southwest China, snow, frost and heavy rains which were rarely seen in the same period of previous years hit east and north China.

  • Dry spell hits where it hurts

    2010-04-09 07:17

    Farmer Zhu Chaosong had just a week to plough two hectares of land and plant his annual potato crop on the Guizhou plateau this year. It normally takes him about two weeks but seven days' leave was all the bosses at the mine where he works would allow.

  • Official admits inability to foresee drought

    2010-04-08 11:23

    Chinese meteorologists have admitted falling short of public expectations in their failure to forecast the long-lasting drought that has left almost 20 million people thirsty in southwest China, The People's Daily reported Thursday.

  • No crops, no money, no food as Yunnan waits for rainfall

    2010-04-08 07:16

    Some rural families in southwest China's Yunnan province may face food shortages if the drought persists, as their home rations can only support them for one to two months.

  • Premier concerned about drought in SW China

    2010-04-05 17:18

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao went on an inspection tour of a prefecture in the drought-hit southwest Guizhou Province Saturday to Monday, meeting people there, seeing the dry conditions first hand and discussing relief measures with officials.

  • Official: Drought situation grave for April

    2010-04-03 20:10

    The drought plaguing southwestern China would continue and the situation was looking quite grave for this month as less rain and higher temperatures were forecast for the region, a senior Chinese official said.

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