China drought retreats after heavy rains

Telegraph: The rains shrank the area of farmland affected by drought by 39 percent to 8,880 square miles, including in the major rice-growing central and southern provinces of Hubei and Hunan, the People's Daily reported, citing the national flood and drought relief office. Parts of China along the Yangtze River basin and nearby have been enduring their worst drought in 50 years or more, with rainfall 40 to 60 percent less than normal over recent months, damaging crops and cutting power from hydroelectric......

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