China steps up drought relief efforts in places hardest hit by heatwaves

BEIJING (XINHUA) – A series of drought relief measures have been taken in parts of China, including south-west China’s Chongqing municipality and central China’s Hubei province, that have been hit by back-to-back heatwaves. The average precipitation since July in Chongqing has been about half that for the same period of previous years. Some small and […]