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China flood: Yangtze river in the throes of third flood peak, 45 million impacted

Warning against a new peak that may appear later, China’s water resources ministry said, “The flood control and flood fighting situation is severe.”
The Kwanyin temple built on a rocky island in the middle of the Yangtze River is seen flooded as the water level surge along Ezhou in central China's Hubei province on Sunday, July 19, 2020.(AP)
The Kwanyin temple built on a rocky island in the middle of the Yangtze River is seen flooded as the water level surge along Ezhou in central China's Hubei province on Sunday, July 19, 2020.(AP)
Published on Jul 27, 2020 06:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis | Edited by Arpan Rai

Ancient Chinese relics on display at National Museum as part of India, China pact

The Chinese exhibits are from the Chu civilization along the Yangtze, and made up mostly of ritual vessels and musical instruments of ancient China, dating from 5000BC to 300BC. A lot of the older exhibits are made of brass. Five Indian exhibits from the Harappan civilization have also been put up.
Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong and Raghvendra Singh, Chief Executive Officer at the Development of Museums and Cultural Spaces at the exhibition in New Delhi.(CREDIT: NATIONAL MUSEUM.)
Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong and Raghvendra Singh, Chief Executive Officer at the Development of Museums and Cultural Spaces at the exhibition in New Delhi.(CREDIT: NATIONAL MUSEUM.)
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 07:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

Video sparks rumours about Chinese ‘Loch Ness monster.’ Turns out to be this

The video quickly piqued people’s interest and many started sharing it across different social media platforms.
Even the hashtag #ThreeGorgesMonsterPhotos started trending.(YouTube/Netizen Watchdog)
Even the hashtag #ThreeGorgesMonsterPhotos started trending.(YouTube/Netizen Watchdog)
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 08:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

Last female of rare Yangtze giant softshell turtles dies in China

The animal was one of four Yangtze giant softshell turtles known to be remaining in the world. The Suzhou zoo, where the female turtle lived, also houses a male Yangtze giant softshell turtle. The other two live in Vietnam, but their genders are unknown.
The only known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle who died at the Suzhou zoo in China on Monday.(VCG/ Getty/File Photo)
The only known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle who died at the Suzhou zoo in China on Monday.(VCG/ Getty/File Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 11:04 PM IST
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Beijing | ByAgencies

At least 14 killed, 27 injured in China highway accident

Authorities in China say at least 14 people have been killed and 27 injured in a highway pile-up. The accident on Saturday night happened after a heavy truck lost control and crashed into a line of vehicles waiting at a toll station in the northwestern province of Gansu.
Last week, 15 people were killed after a bus to plunged off a high bridge into China’s Yangtze River in the western city of Chongqing.(AP/Picture for representation)
Last week, 15 people were killed after a bus to plunged off a high bridge into China’s Yangtze River in the western city of Chongqing.(AP/Picture for representation)
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 07:41 AM IST
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Beijing | ByAssociated Press

Fist fight between woman passenger and driver leads to fatal bus crash in China

The driver’s right hand came off the steering wheel during the altercation, which led to the vehicle losing control and plunging from a bridge into Yangtze River in southwest China, the report said.
As per police, a brawl between a passenger and a bus driver was the cause of the bus plunging off a bridge and killing more than a dozen people in southwestern China.(AP)
As per police, a brawl between a passenger and a bus driver was the cause of the bus plunging off a bridge and killing more than a dozen people in southwestern China.(AP)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 07:31 PM IST
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Beijing | ByPress Trust of India

Heavy rains wreak havoc in China, floods block roads and railways

The National Meteorological Center warned of floods in the northeast and called on authorities to halt outdoor activities and watch out for collapsing structures.
Firefighters rescue a stranded woman on a flooded street, following heavy rainfall in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China July 11, 2018.(Wang Hongqiang/Chengdu Economic Daily via Reuters)
Firefighters rescue a stranded woman on a flooded street, following heavy rainfall in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China July 11, 2018.(Wang Hongqiang/Chengdu Economic Daily via Reuters)
Updated on Jul 14, 2018 06:32 PM IST
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Shanghai | ByReuters
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