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flooding in China

Traditional Chinese Architecture

Mudslides continue to ‘wreak havoc’ in Yunnan, SW China

The torrential rains that have plagued southwestern China this summer have caused even further damage, this time in Yunnan province. Xinhua reports that in Pudali Township of Yunnan’s Gongshan Drung-Nu Autonomous Region, “at least 67 people...
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Traditional Chinese Architecture

Is it safe to go on a Yangtze River cruise this summer?

According to a recent Los Angeles Times article, China’s Three Gorges Dam, the country’s “largest construction project since the Great Wall,” is showing signs of strain. A summer of record-breaking rains and floodwaters has “severely...
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Imperial dragon patterns

Sichuan Update: Chengdu-Jiuzhaigou road closure

Our local Sichuan partners have just informed us that the road from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou has been closed. At the moment, the only way to travel between the two areas is by plane. Neither Chengdu...
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China fights floods, mudslides in southwestern Sichuan

Wenchuan County in China’s southwestern Sichuan province has yet again been struck by natural disaster, floods and mudslides. Rain-induced flooding and mudslides on August 14 “ravaged” the area, resulting in at least 38 people missing...
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