The number of flood victims in China reached 50 people

Flooding caused by heavy rains continuing in China have killed 50 people, at least another 42 people reported missing, according to Xinhua news agency on Friday.

Flooding in the southern and northern Chinese provinces began June 20. Previously reported 16 dead.

Ongoing for more than a week of heavy showers led to the destruction of more than 34 million homes, has 89,000 houses partially damaged. To date, damage to the economy of power is estimated at about 10.3 billion yuan (1.6 billion dollars).

First place in the Chinese language took our countryman

Born on the banks of the Sea of Azov guy conquered China! Cyril Chujko took first place at the international competition in the Chinese language. In the contest was attended by over 120 people from 77 countries, reports News.   Kirill started to learn Chinese after school. "Yes, to be honest, I'm shocked myself — still do not know what made me take up this language — Cyril exclaims. — And my mom, knowing my ability to languages insisted that I learned Japanese, but to me the sound of the Chinese language was closer. Besides we all know

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Unusual in the sky of China. Photo



In Changchun, January 8, at about 13 hours of the day there was an unusual phenomenon — double halo around the sun.

This phenomenon over an hour watched so many people, the day was bright. Seeing double light ring (halo around the sun), the people were amazed, as was previously observed only a single band of light.

China Central Bureau of Seismology reported that on 8 January 2011 7 hours 34 minutes 10 seconds (Beijing time) Hunchun in Yanbian Korean Autonomous Region, Jilin Province (43 degrees north latitude, 131.10 degrees east) there was an

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More than 3 million Chinese were without drinking water due to drought

On Thursday, local media reported, citing data from the Ministry of Water Resources of China. According to authorities, so far from the drought affected 3.28 million people. Lack of water is observed in the provinces of Shanxi, Hebei, Shandong, Henan, Gansu and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, reports  RIA "Novosti".

The lack of water seriously complicates life to agriculture, where the drought, which began last fall, suffer almost 3 million heads of livestock krupnorogatogo. Drought only covered eight provinces of the country in which there are 5.6 million hectares of agricultural land, which accounts for up to 80% of China's winter

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Solar flare disrupted communications in China

The most powerful solar flare in four years reached the Earth today. China Meteorological Administration and the Xinhua News Agency reported on shortwave radio failures began in the south

Astronomers and meteorologists believe that the effects of flash in the atmosphere over China will be felt over the next three days, according to

As reported, according to the Solar Dynamics Laboratory NASA, outbreak occurred in the southern hemisphere of the Sun, the flow of solar particles is about 900 kilometers per second. Giant flare, which occurred yesterday, was preceded by a few lower class.

Ejection and aligned with

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Sinkhole in Central China


Giant crater obrazovavshaesya resulting subsidence February 14, 2011. Photo: icpress


Large-scale sinkhole occurred early in the morning on Monday, 14 February, in a mountainous area near the town of Ezhou, Hubei Province in central China, resulting crater 5200 square meters.

Events this did not cause severe damage and loss of life, — the local newspaper Chutianjinbao.


Subsidence occurred in a place where being mining, which probably led to a crater 80 meters long, 65 meters wide and 40 meters deep experts said in the report.


Police cordoned off the area adjacent

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On the border of Kyrgyzstan and China earthquake

An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale occurred on Monday night at the border between China and Kyrgyzstan, Chinese media reported citing the seismological service. The shock was recorded at 03.12 local time (22.12 MSK on Sunday). Information on possible casualties or damage are not currently available, reports "Interfax'.

Japan and China have been under the snow

Active atmospheric wave fronts passing through the southern periphery of the Siberian anticyclone powerful, have caused quite a rare meteorological phenomenon, which is now observed in Japan — snow.

Anticyclonic cold air descending from the north, as "pushes" atmospheric fronts in the south, not only exacerbating them, and causing intense rainfall, but also significantly lowering the temperature. As a result of the penetration of the Japanese islands of cold and humid air masses, places already started to snow, which will continue throughout the day. According to the forecasts of meteorologists in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, can namesti 15

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East China explosion at the chemical plant


29.05.2011, 10:52:59 Beijing in eastern China chemical plant explosion on, resulting in three deaths, eight suffered minor injuries and were hospitalized. According to the authorities of the city of Zibo in Shandong Province, now owner of the plant — the company Shandong Baoyuan Chemical investigating the cause of the explosion, reports Associated Press.

Note that industrial accidents in China occur very often because of weak legal enforcement of security. A similar incident occurred in April 2011. in the north-east of the country in the province of Heilongjiang: then in an explosion at a chemical plant killed at least 9

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Prolonged drought threatens winter crops in China

Strongest drought in decades in China poses a serious threat to winter cereal harvest in 2011, wrote in a Wednesday newspaper "China Daily".

The drought that gripped several Chinese provinces, continues for several months. Only in the eastern province of Shandong, the most severely affected by the lack of rainfall in the region in September and now has dropped only 12 millimeters, which is 85% less than the application of the rules. Estimated to meteorologists, the drought, which is unlikely to end before the end of February, has already become the strongest in the province over the past

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