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China Combats Worst Drought In 50 Years
Chinese Premier urges "top priority" on drought relief
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has urged officials in drought-hit areas to place "top priority" on relief work as agricultural stability concerns China's bid to revive its economy.
China earmarks another 86.7 bln yuan as drought relief funds
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Friday allocated 86.7 billion yuan (about 12.69 billion U.S. dollars) from its reserve to drought-hit areas in relief funds.
  Latest News
• Chinese vice premier stresses anti-drought efforts
• China reduces anti-drought emergency level
• Irrigation takes edge off long drought in China's wheat fields
• Two Chinese provinces call off top-level emergency response to drought
• Heavy snow affects traffic, eases drought in N China

  Drought-hit Provinces
• Drought leaves 164,000 people short of drinking water in NW China
• Beijing sees first rain in four months, but drought continues
• China's rare drought to continue, summer harvest threatened
• Drought threatens China wheat production
• N China to face continuous drought, persistent efforts needed

  Anti-drought Efforts
• Chinese vice premier stresses anti-drought efforts
• China reduces anti-drought emergency level
• Artificially increased snow ends Beijing's long-time drought
• China exempts anti-drought flights from service charges
• China Development Bank allocates 1 bln yuan for drought emergency loans

  Photos/Videos
• Farmers water wheat seedlings in E China
• Beijing welcomes first snow since winter
• Beijing's non-precipitation record ends up with rain
• Beijing welcomes its first rain in 111 days
• Video: Premier Wen inspects drought relief efforts
• Video: Improved infrastructure helps fight drought

Video
Premier Wen inspects drought relief efforts
Premier Wen inspects drought relief efforts
Improved infrastructure helps fight drought
Improved infrastructure helps fight drought
Chinese President, Premier order all-out anti-drought efforts
Chinese President, Premier order all-out anti-drought efforts
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