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China flooding brought fear, then washed away livelihoods

XINXIANG, China (AP) — The night the rains came, all Yu Ruiping could do was huddle in her market stall. The electricity went out. Her phone went dead. And the water just kept rising. When th...

Taiwan president extends sympathy to China over devastating floods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (July 21) offered her sympathy to those affected by what some have described as a “once-in-a-millennium” flooding eve...

Water levels at China's Three Gorges near maximum after flooding rains

Water levels at China’s giant Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze river are inching closer to their maximum after torrential rains raised inflows to a record high, official data showed on Friday (Au...

Sichuan hit by China's biggest flood in 70 years, Three Gorges downstream

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sichuan Province, which sits on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, on Monday (Aug. 17) braced for some of the worst flooding seen in over 70 years, likely to bring th...

Video shows dam open all 14 floodgates in E. China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Wednesday (July 22) showing a dam in eastern China's Anhui Province opening all 14 of its flood gates, flooding tens of thousands of acres of farmlan...

Chinese authorities blow up dam to release floodwaters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese authorities on Sunday (July 19) blasted a dam on a river in eastern Anhui Province to discharge floodwaters, while the vaunted Three Gorges Dam was hammered with t...

3 dead, thousands evacuated in south China flooding

BEIJING (AP) — Flooding and mudslides in southern China have killed at least three people and forced evacuations for thousands of people, official media reported Tuesday. China’s na...

Hundreds of thousands displaced in deadly China flooding

BEIJING (AP) — Flooding in south and central China has caused more than a dozen deaths and forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the government said Wednesday. Ab...

US-China trade war, South China Sea tensions in ASEAN summit spotlight

BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders will commit to conclude a long-delayed regional trade pact this year despite lingering odds to fend off risks from a protracted U.S.-China trade war when t...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

TOP STORIES: KOREAS-TENSIONS — North Korea claims to have tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, a potential game-changing development in its push to militarily challen...

Heavy rain in Southern China causes floods, killing 56

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say least 56 people have been killed and 22 are missing as heavy rains slammed southern China, flooding rivers and towns, cutting off power and halting traffic. ...