2009-02-20 06:19:22 GMT Xinhua English
BEIJING, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) on Friday reduced the level of emergency for the drought to the second class as snow and rain watered northern farm land in the past week.
2009-02-19 22:30:19 GMT Xinhua English
BEIJING, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- China's severe drought eased after heavy snow fell, and two provinces had called off the top-level emergency response, the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said Thursday.
2009-02-18 07:03:50 GMT China Daily
The severe drought that plagued northern China during the past four months may breed worse sandstorms, which is sometimes seen during the coming spring as a result of rainfall shortage, a climate expert said on Tuesday.
2009-02-17 01:52:58 GMT China Daily
The area of farmland affected by severe drought in North China has fallen by more than a third from its peak on Feb 7 to just under 100 million mu (6.6 million hectares) yesterday, the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said.
2009-02-16 13:23:02 GMT Xinhua English
BEIJING, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- China's aviation authorities have been told to exempt aircraft involved in anti-drought missions from some aviation fees and ensure the supply of aircraft for drought relief.
2009-02-12 15:14:08 GMT Xinhua English
BEIJING, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- China's wheat supply and grain safety will not be influenced by the worst dry spell in 50 years that has parched more than 40 percent of the nation's total wheat land, an agricultural minister said Thursday.
2009-02-12 15:13:09 GMT Xinhua English
BEIJING, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- China Development Bank (CDB) said here Thursday it has allocated 1 billion yuan (about 147.1 million U.S. dollars) for emergency loans to support the fight against drought.
2009-02-06 06:10:03 GMT Xinhua English
Members of a drought relief working team overhaul a water pump in Linfen, north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 5, 2009. China raised the drought emergency class Thursday from level two to level one, the highest alert, in response to the worst drought to hit northern China in half a century, according to a State Council meeting.
2009-02-06 03:46:53 GMT Xinhua English
Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao have ordered all-out efforts to combat the severe drought in the country's vast wheat-growing area to ensure a good summer harvest, a State Council meeting was told Thursday.
2009-02-06 03:45:14 GMT Xinhua English
Lack of rainfall has led to severe drought in northern China, affecting more than 140 million mu (9.3 million hectares) of wheat, said the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) on Tuesday.
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