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Natural disasters

China's drought could last weeks as it races to protect crops

Beijing to offer $62m in emergency funds to local governments

China warned that severe drought conditions along the Yangtze river could last well into September.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- China warned that severe drought conditions along the Yangtze river could last well into September as local governments race to maintain power and find fresh water to irrigate crops ahead of the autumn harvest.

Beijing has warned of the increasing risk of extreme weather in China as a result of climate change, and heavy rainfall continues to take its toll in other parts of the country. Flooding in the western Chinese province of Qinghai killed 16 people, state media reported on Thursday, with an additional 36 missing.

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