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Sandstorm whip across China

Sandstorm hits SE China's Taiwan

Dusty sky is seen amid a floating dust weather in downtown Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, March 21, 2010. A sandstorm hit the island on Sunday. Full story

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Second sand storm hits Beijing

Beijing was hit by dust and sand again Monday, two days after it was plagued by the first severe sandstorm this spring on Saturday.

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What is to blame for the severe sandstorms that hit N China this spring?
Drought.
Overgrazing.
Urbanization.

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Sandstorm hits N China's Inner Mongolia again; more expected to come over next 10 days

2010-03-31 09:09:04 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Residents of Xilingol League in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region were again forced to wear glasses and face masks as sandstorms hit the area Wednesday.

Sandstorms due to cold: Experts

2010-03-25 00:32:19 GMT China Daily The sandstorms that have swept across China over the past two weeks are the result of strong and frequent cold spells rather than desertification, according to leading meteorologists.

Sandy weather greatly affects air quality: ministry

2010-03-23 15:17:37 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, March 23 (Xinhua) -- China's recent sandy weather had resulted in poor air quality in some regions, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said here Tuesday.

New sandstorm blankets China

2010-03-23 02:59:46 GMT Global Times While the year's first sandstorm is still blowing south toward Taiwan and Fujian provinces, a second gust of dust and grit followed in its wake Monday, blotting out the Beijing skyline with low visibility and severe air pollution.

More sandstorms on the way

2010-03-22 23:47:01 GMT China Daily SHANGHAI - Another eight to 10 sandstorms are expected to hit North China in April and May as a result of the frequent cold spells, meteorologists predicted on Monday.

Sandstorms whip across a wide swath of China

2010-03-22 10:07:44 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING: Beijing and much of eastern China was hit by dust and sand Monday, two days after the capital was plagued by the first severe sandstorm this spring on Saturday.

Fight against sandstorms!

2010-03-23 06:38:57 GMT Xinhua English

Sandstorm hits SE China's Taiwan

2010-03-22 13:23:59 GMT Xinhua English Dusty sky is seen amid a floating dust weather in downtown Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, March 21, 2010. A sandstorm hit the island on Sunday.

China's Jiangxi, Fujian provinces shrouded in haze due to sandstorm in north

2010-03-22 12:26:14 GMT Xinhua English China's Jiangxi and Fujian provinces was shrouded in haze on Monday due to sandstorms from the north.

Second sandstorm hits Beijing

2010-03-22 09:47:37 GMT SINA.com Beijing was hit by dust and sand again Monday, two days after it was plagued by the first severe sandstorm this spring on Saturday.

Beijing darkened by sandstorm

2010-03-22 09:34:28 GMT SINA.com Beijing is wrapped in yellow sandstorm Saturday monring. Strong sandstorm hit Beijing on Friday night.

Sand-dust weather pervades Beijing again

2010-03-22 07:39:11 GMT Xinhua English A sand-dust weather pervades Beijing once again, as the Central Meteorologic Station issued blue alert signal for sandstorm attack on 6 am.