Archive for the ‘China’ Category

The Thirsty Dragon: Central China Farmers Face Crop Failures In ‘Withering’ Drought

Via Terra Daily, a report on central China’s drought: Farmer Bao Mingchen gestured to a dry pipe where water typically irrigates a patch of crops, the soil now cracked under a drought hitting China’s vast agricultural hinterland. “Everything is dry,” he said as he strode along the perimeter of a rice paddy near his home […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: China Diverts Water To Drought-Affected Regions

Via, a report that People try to rescue a stranded vehicle on a flooded road in Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, on Saturday. Heavy rainfall hit central and northern areas of Hezhou from Friday night into Saturday, leading to flooding on some roads. (HUANG XUHU/FOR CHINA DAILY) Chinese authorities called for enhanced emergency water […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Tallest Waterfall In China Is Fed By Pipes

Via The Washington Post, a report on Yuntai Falls – considered China’s “tallest uninterrupted waterfall” – which, officials admitted, has its water is sourced from a pipe network during the drier months: Shrouded in mist and towering nearly twice as high as the Washington Monument, local officials describe Yuntai Falls as China’s “tallest uninterrupted waterfall” […]

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Is Myanmar’s Junta About to Revive a Controversial Dam Project?

Via The Diplomat, a report that Myanmar’s junta has formed a new committee for the Myitsone hydropower project, which was suspended in 2011: Myanmar’s military junta may be considering reviving the China-backed Myitsone Dam project, which was suspended more than a decade ago after protests over its possible impact on the environment, the Associated Press […]

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India’s Teesta River Funding: Ambition or Illusion?

Courtesy of the Asia Times, an article on how India can strengthen its relationship with Bangladesh and counterbalance China’s growing regional influence: During a visit to Dhaka on May 8-9, Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra expressed India’s interest in financing the Teesta River project, marking a significant shift in India’s engagement with Bangladesh regarding this […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: China, India Duel for Riverine Lifeblood of Bangladesh

Via Asia Times, a report on how both China and India are bidding to assist Bangladesh’s Teesta River project, though Beijing’s offer is likely one Dhaka can’t refuse: Bangladesh’s economy faces a perfect storm with double-digit inflation pinching wallets, foreign exchange reserves dwindling and economic growth fading away. To weather the crisis, the government is […]

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