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Video footage showed soldiers evacuating residents wearing lifejackets -- many of them elderly -- from Fengzhou county opposite the statue, helping them climb into a boat.(AP Photo)

Floods in China wash away roads, force hundreds of thousands from homes

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Footage on state broadcaster CCTV showed murky water lapping at the feet of the Leshan Giant Buddha -- a 71m-tall figure carved into a cliffside in Sichuan province.
Seasonal flooding hits much of China each year, and authorities have sought to mitigate the damage through the use of dams, particularly the massive Three Gorges structure on the Yangtze.(AP file photo. Representative image)
Seasonal flooding hits much of China each year, and authorities have sought to mitigate the damage through the use of dams, particularly the massive Three Gorges structure on the Yangtze.(AP file photo. Representative image)

At least 12 killed in flooding in southwestern China

Beijing | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2020 08:35 AM IST
Sichuan’s Mianning county was battered by storms on Friday and Saturday, with flooding especially bad in Yihai township, the county government reported.
A 5.1-magnitude earthquake shook southwest China’s Qingbaijiang district in Sichuan province on Monday
A 5.1-magnitude earthquake shook southwest China’s Qingbaijiang district in Sichuan province on Monday

5.1-magnitude earthquake jolts China’s Sichuan province

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 09:16 AM IST
According to the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC), the epicentre was monitored at 30.74 degrees north latitude and 104.46 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 21 km.
The Chengdu Intermediate People’s Court released its judgment on Monday, saying the pastor was convicted of illegal business operations as well as subversive activities.(GETTY IMAGES.)
The Chengdu Intermediate People’s Court released its judgment on Monday, saying the pastor was convicted of illegal business operations as well as subversive activities.(GETTY IMAGES.)

China jails Christian pastor for 9 years on subversion charges

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 06:15 PM IST
Wang Yi, a founding pastor of China’s Early Rain Covenant Church in the city of Chengdu in southwestern Sichuan province was among several church members picked up in overnight raids last year.
12 people were killed and over 100 injured after China’s Sichuan province was hit by two strong earthquakes, according to the state media.(AFP)
12 people were killed and over 100 injured after China’s Sichuan province was hit by two strong earthquakes, according to the state media.(AFP)

12 killed, over 100 injured as string of earthquakes strike China

Beijing, China | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 07:43 AM IST
The first 6.0 magnitude quake shook Changning County of on Monday and according to the China Earthquake Centre (CENC), the second tremor of magnitude 5.3 hit the area on Tuesday morning.
A rare all-white panda has been caught on camera at a nature reserve in southwest China, showing albinism exists among wild pandas in the region(China Xinhua News/Twitter)
A rare all-white panda has been caught on camera at a nature reserve in southwest China, showing albinism exists among wild pandas in the region(China Xinhua News/Twitter)

Rare all-white panda caught on camera at nature reserve in China

Beijing | By Agence France Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 05:00 PM IST
The spotless, red-eyed animal was photographed while trekking through the forest mid-April in southwestern Sichuan province.
The firefighters were sent to put the fire which broke out on Saturday in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, Southwest China’s Sichuan province.(File Photo/Representative image)
The firefighters were sent to put the fire which broke out on Saturday in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, Southwest China’s Sichuan province.(File Photo/Representative image)

26 firefighters dead in China forest blaze

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 05:11 PM IST
About 30 people have been unaccounted for since Sunday afternoon after a sudden change in wind direction caused an outburst of the blaze, according to authorities in Sichuan’s Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture.
Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli (L) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 21, 2018.(AFP file)
Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli (L) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 21, 2018.(AFP file)

Nepal, China begin joint military exercises

Hindustan Times, Kathmandu | By Anil Giri
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 11:19 PM IST
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

Chinese farms rearing cockroaches to cure stomach diseases and treat compost waste

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2018 08:14 PM IST
Three billion cockroaches are eating 15 tonnes of kitchen waste each day to solve the long-time environmental problem of mountains of discarded food.
Although Beijing considers the Dalai Lama a secessionist engaged in anti-China activities to secure Tibetan independence, the spiritual leader says he only seeks autonomy for the province.(AP Photo)
Although Beijing considers the Dalai Lama a secessionist engaged in anti-China activities to secure Tibetan independence, the spiritual leader says he only seeks autonomy for the province.(AP Photo)

To curb separatist ideas, Chinese county bans India-trained Tibetan monks from teaching Buddhism

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 04:49 PM IST
While the exact number of monks banned by the Litang county is not known, Chinese officials believe it is necessary to tighten supervision to prevent the “14th Dalai Lama” clique from using local Buddhists to conduct separatist activities.
A family pays her respects at the grave of an ancestor in Hong Kong on April 5, 2018.(AFP)
A family pays her respects at the grave of an ancestor in Hong Kong on April 5, 2018.(AFP)

China’s Tomb Sweeping festival gets new age twist

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 07:55 PM IST
Many Chinese, especially those working in cities and pressed for time, now observe the festival by paying their respects to their ancestors online.
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