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Drought area shrinks in central China

The size of drought-stricken areas in Henan Province is significantly smaller after continuous rain and snow. Local farmers seized the oppotunity to fertilize fields.

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China faces arduous task of fighting drought

China still faces the grim task of fighting a drought despite snowfalls and enhanced irrigation in major wheat growing regions, the country's drought relief authorities said on Saturday.
Floods, droughts highlight water challengesFor thousands of years, China has been plagued by floods and droughts and, in recent years, their numbers have intensified.