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Death toll from western China earthquake rises to 93

Sep. 12, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll from a major earthquake in western China rose to 93 as the search for survivors continued, authorities said. A magnitude 6.8 quake hit Sichuan province last week, with much of the damage concentrated in Ganze Tibetan Autonomous Region in the province....

Heavy rain after deadly China quake complicates recovery

Sep. 08, 2022 02:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Heavy rains are complicating earthquake recovery efforts in southwestern China, where the death toll from Monday’s disaster has risen to 82. More than 20,000 people have been moved to temporary shelters amid the threat of landslides and buildings collapsing in the...

China earthquake deaths rise to 74 as lockdown anger grows

Sep. 07, 2022 02:13 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll in this week’s earthquake in western China has jumped to 74 with another 26 people still missing, the government reported Wednesday, as frustration rose with uncompromising COVID-19 lockdown measures that prevented residents from leaving their buildings after the...

China's Chengdu enforces strict lockdown despite earthquake

Sep. 06, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in southwestern China’s Chengdu have maintained strict COVID-19 lockdown measures on the city of 21 million despite a major earthquake that killed at least 65 people in outlying areas. Footage circulating online Tuesday showed workers wearing...

Southwest China quake leaves 46 dead, triggers landslides

Sep. 05, 2022 21:12 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — At least 46 people were reported killed and 16 missing in a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that shook China's southwestern province of Sichuan on Monday, triggering landslides and shaking buildings in the provincial capital of Chengdu, whose 21 million residents are already under a...

China locks down 65 million, discourages holiday travel

Sep. 05, 2022 07:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has locked down 65 million of its citizens under tough COVID-19 restrictions and is discouraging domestic travel during upcoming national holidays. Across the country, 33 cities including seven provincial capitals are under full or partial lockdown covering...

China locks down 21 million in Chengdu in COVID-19 outbreak

Sep. 01, 2022 06:20 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have locked down Chengdu, a southwestern city of 21 million people, following a spike in COVID-19 cases. Residents have been ordered to stay home, and about 70% of the flights have been suspended to and from the city, which is a major transit hub...

Millions in new COVID lockdown as China keeps strict policy

Aug. 30, 2022 07:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has placed millions of its citizens under renewed lockdown following fresh outbreaks of COVID-19, authorities reported Tuesday, as the government persists in its hard-line policy on containing the virus. The measures affected about half of the 6 million...

China plans cloud seeding to protect grain crop from drought

Aug. 21, 2022 06:35 AM EDT

CHONGQING, China (AP) — China says it will try to protect its grain harvest from record-setting drought by using chemicals to generate rain, while factories in the southwest waited Sunday to see whether they would be shut down for another week due to shortages of water to generate hydropower. ...

Yangtze shrinks as China's drought disrupts industry

Aug. 19, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

CHONGQING, China (AP) — Ships crept down the middle of the Yangtze on Friday after China's driest summer in six decades left one of the mightiest rivers barely half its normal width and set off a scramble to contain the damage to a weak economy in a politically sensitive year. ...