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China's flooding slams rare earth, fertilizer and other industries

Economy recovering from coronavirus lockdowns now threatened by deluge

A tractor reinforces the banks of the Gantang River near the Qingshitan Reservoir in Lingchuan county, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on July 17, 2020.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- Weeks of flooding along the Yangtze River, China's longest waterway, has crippled commodity production, weighing on an economy that has been shaking off the coronavirus downturn.

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