The strong rains in past days have started to dwindle in southern China on Wednesday, but a new round of rain is on the way
and will affect parts of southern China from Friday, according to the National Meteorological Center.上海楼凤
The new weather system will be weaker than the previous one between Sunday and Wednesday, but secondary disasters su
上海楼凤ch as mudslides may happen in the overlapping areas in Guangxi, Guizhou, Jiangxi and Zhejiang.
On Friday, moderate to heavy rains will batter the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, north-central Gua
ngxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, southern Sichuan and southeastern Tibet. Heavy downpours may happen in some places.上海楼凤品茶微信
On Saturday, rains will continue and extend to southern Anhui, north-central Jiangxi and eastern Qinghai.
The past strong rains have affected millions of residents in South China, with thousands resettled.上海楼凤
In Hunan province, floods have affected 1.23 million individuals, causing 16 people to die or go missing, and direct loss
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Days of heavy rainfall have swollen rivers in many parts of Hunan. On Tuesday mo
rning, a river broke through levees in Hengdong county, inundating three villages.上海楼凤
The Juzizhou Islet scenic area in Changsha was closed on Tuesday. A flood peak on the Xiangjiang River reached Cha
上海楼凤品茶微信ngsha at 6:22 pm on Wednesday, and the water level rose to 38.31 meters, 2.31 meters higher than warning level.
In Guangxi, local authorities said Wednesday rainfall had intensified since last Satur
day, unleashing floods in nine cities in central and northern Guangxi, leaving one person missing while di上海楼凤
srupting the lives of over 360,000 residents. The direct losses reached 743.96 million yuan.
上海楼凤品茶微信Floods inundated the airport in the city of Wuyishan, East China’s Fujian province, on Tuesday. When the water re
ceded, some animals were left, such as snakes and fish. Workers drove them away before resuming operations.
First, China has undisputable sovereignty over islands and their surrounding waters in the South China Sea, backed by a wealth of historical and legal basis,” Shao said.
For a long period of time, various nations’ normal passage and flight in the region have never been obstructed. “There i
s no issue over the freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea,” he said.
However, the US has frequently sent vessels and aircraft to trespass into Chinese mar
itime territory and airspace, and has conducted intense intelligence gathering and special drills in the region.
“These actions damage the peace and security of the region,” Shao said. “As a result, the PLA
has installed necessary defense equipment on the islands in accordance with security needs. This is within
the natural rights of a sovereign state, and a necessary measure to counter those provocative actions.”
eign exchange reserves at $3.095 trillion at the end of April. The reserve amount was stable, altho
ugh it slightly retreated from $3.098 trillion at the end of March, according to the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.
Li Yang, director of the National Institution for Finance and Development of the Chinese Academy
of Social Sciences, said that China is unlikely to sacrifice foreign exchange reserves to de
fend its currency, even if depreciation pressure rises amid any escalation in trade tension.
In May, the offshore RMB exchange rate against the US dollar dropped more than 3 percen
t under market pressure as global investors worried about the escalation of trade friction.
Guo Shuqing, Party secretary of the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, said on Monday that higher US tariffs on Chin
a’s imports triggered financial market volatility, and this also affected the offshore RMB.
ng should be leveraged to improve coordination mechanisms
for economic policies such as finance, currency, employment, industry, and regional develop
ment to ensure the nation’s economic development stays within a reasonable range, the statement said.
The meeting highlighted the importance of strengthening innovative cap
abilities as well as opening-up and cooperation in this regard, and called for improving the serv
ices and environment for opening-up and cooperation so that development is promoted through opening-up, inn
ovation is advanced through reforms and win-win results are achieved through cooperation, it said.
Tough and newly emerging problems should be resolved through deepening reforms, the state
ment said, adding that the capability of dealing with challenges and preventing risks should be intensified.