More than 8 million people in China suffer from drought, lack of drinking water

 

More than 8 million people in China because of the intense and prolonged drought are suffering from a shortage of drinking water, according to Chinese media today.

As the papers say, drought gripped Yunnan, Shanxi, Hubei, Sichuan and Gansu. According to the headquarters for flood control and drought, and crops were lost on the area 3,640,000 ha.

Sent to affected areas operative groups to calculate the damage and care. In particular, the Ministry of Finance of China has provided assistance to affected residents 500 million yuan / $ 80 million /.

Another IL-76 for China

Designed to supply China military transport aircraft Il-76MD in the new color scheme and a supposedly "ferry" registration number B-4034. Zhukovsky, 10.01.2013 (c) Vyacheslav Babaevsky / russianplanes.net

At the airport of "Flight Research Institute named after Gromov" in Zhukovsky near Moscow at the beginning of January 2013 there was a military transport plane Il-76MD with identification marks and the PLA Air Force in a new unusual blue and white coloring. This aircraft is one of two Il-76MD, acquired for China from having Air Forces of Belarus within the framework of the contract in 2010 FSUE "Rosoboronexport" to supply

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Typhoon «Songda» became supertyphoon

On Thursday, the typhoon «Songda» supertyphoon gained momentum. The average wind speed near the center exceeded 200 km / h Eve supertyphoon passed northeastern Philippine Islands Lusson and is now shifting to the north east of Taiwan. China's weather service declared a storm warning on the powerful waves. As expected, May 27-28, in the East China Sea, in the northeast of the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait to the wave height can reach 3-5 meters.

UN: the world faces a new epidemic of bird flu

UN experts are sounding the alarm: in Vietnam and China recorded a new species of the virus H5N1 or bird flu resistant to currently existing vaccines. Experts say the migration of birds can lead to a surge in new outbreak of a dangerous disease around the world, including, possibly, in Russia, reports ABC News.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in Asia in poultry, a new strain of H5N1, which can lead to "unpredictable consequences for human health." Experts warn of a previously known mutation of the virus, which has already started to cover Vietnam and China, and that

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Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand was accused of illegal export of Bengal tigers

Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Plodprasopu Surasvadi (Plodprasop Suraswadi) charged with the illegal export of 100 Bengal tigers in China in 2002, said on Wednesday AFP referring to the representative of the General Prosecutor's Office of Thailand.

Charges are filed by the article, which provides for punishment for "abuse of office, failure to perform duties and / or corruption." Surasvadi himself confirmed that in 2002, as head of the national Office of Forestry approved the removal of animals from the popular zoo near Pattaya on a farm for the breeding of tigers in China, but has pleaded not guilty.

"It

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China is very rare breed found in a field in the north of England

Keith rare breed found dead 700 meters from the shore of the Humber River in the north of England. Yorkshire farmers were horrified when they found in a field large sea animal. Scientists have identified a giant rock — it was ivasevy minke whale from the family of the suborder of baleen whales.

According to a specialist center for Yorkshire Wildlife Andy Gibson, the whales of this species — a rarity for the region. In this case, experts still can not understand how the giant whale could be at such a great distance from the water. "It's very sad, I

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A subsidiary of OAO Russian Railways Logistics sent a container train from China to Europe

A subsidiary of OAO "Russian Railways Logistics" in China YuXinOu (Chongqing) Logistics Co., Ltd. organized the sending of the first container train for the company Acer. The train with 41 forty-foot container with computers shipped from the city of Chongqing (China) on September 10. Travel time to the city of Duisburg (Germany) will be 16 days.

JSC "Russian Railways Logistics" coordinates the interaction of all participants in the transport process. Particular attention is paid to the organization of movement in the areas of transition from narrow to broad gauge railway (Article Dostyk, Kazakhstan) and with a broad to a narrow

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North Korea and China, a military alliance?

The current deterioration of the situation on the Korean peninsula caused a heated debate on the topic — whether China will have the military support to North Korea in the event of the outbreak of hostilities? In light of the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the peace treaty between states topic automatic entry China in the conflict on the side of North Korea, not so long ago was regarded as quite a receding into the past, again acquired importance. This is an unfortunate and disturbing event is a striking example of how the problem was the current political situation

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Desertification of Northeast China is accelerating the water system

Now and north-western China has faced such problem as desertification. At the moment the threat is exposed Salt Lake IB and its ecosystem, which in four years may disappear completely. If this happens, and if time is not taken appropriate steps, we will gladly make room take Mutetar desert.

Disappearing Lake is located in the Gobi region in the north-western part of the country's rich salt basin, bordering Kazakhstan. IB literally dries up from the inside under the influence of various climatic factors. With the onset of the desert every year the lake loses more than 38 km2 of

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His cherish. MiG answered the accusations of selling technology fifth generation of China

Last Thursday in the western media reported that Chinese Fighter fifth-generation J-20 is built on Russian technology. The reason for such conclusion was the similarity of J-20 with a pilot experimental Russian layout — fighter of the fifth generation MiG 1.44 MFI (item 1.44 OKB. Mikoyan), which was never released in a batch creation.

"There are no assemblies, units and technologies MiG 1.44, we do not deliver China for the development of the fighter fifth generation J-20 "

"It looks like they got access … documents relating to the Mikoyan design — by plane, from which the Ministry of Defence

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