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Chinese president urges unity on rare visit to once-turbulent Xinjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Xinjiang this week on his first visit in eight years to the once volatile Northwest Frontier region, where the United States has accused China of genocide against the Muslim Uighur minority. From Tuesday to Friday, Xi visited sites in Xinjiang including a cotton farm, a commercial district …

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Stocks make a recovery attempt, trapped by the weakening of the global economy

China’s economy slowed sharply in the second quarter US yields, the dollar fell after the statements of Federal Reserve officials European markets are more stable, focusing on the political crisis in Italy LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks tried to rally on Friday after four days of losses caused by mounting fears of an economic slowdown, …

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Asian stocks were bruised after US inflation data bolstered recession fears

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Asian stocks suffered on Thursday and the safe-haven dollar was strong as hot US inflation data led to fears the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates more aggressively to slow price increases, which could push the economy into recession. . MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) lost 0.1%, …

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Heat waves batter major cities in China’s Yangtze River Basin

Over 90 red alerts have been issued across China for high temperatures Shanghai issues rare red alerts for the city Grid power load reached a record level in seven provinces and regions BEIJING (Reuters) – Severe heat waves swept through China’s vast Yangtze River basin on Wednesday, pummeling densely populated megacities from Shanghai on the …

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Heat waves in dozens of Chinese cities cause road jams and crack roof tiles

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s commercial capital Shanghai and dozens of other Chinese cities have experienced scorching temperatures as unusually hot weather causes roads to twist, roof tiles crackle and people scavenge for coolness in underground raid shelters. By 3 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Tuesday, 86 cities had issued red alerts, the highest in a three-tiered …

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China’s increased hydropower is a boon for its climate goals, and energy bills

Water flows over the Zhaoheng Dashiban power plant on the Zhougong River near Ya’an in Sichuan Province, China, August 4, 2018. REUTERS / Damir Sagolj Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A surge in China’s hydropower production this year, buoyed by record rainfall, has helped the world’s biggest …

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G20 chairs Indonesia to push for peace with Ukraine, visits Russia

Indonesian President Joko Widodo listens as US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during an event with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as part of the special US-ASEAN summit, in Washington, US, May 13, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s President …

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Column: China’s lockdowns and heavy rain ease coal shortage

A resident and a child look through gaps in barriers in a closed residential area during lockdown, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Song Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON (Reuters) – China’s electricity generation saw a rare drop in April and May compared …

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Desperate Chinese real estate developer ready to ‘swap wheat for home’

Screenshot of an ad from Central China Real Estate offering to allow buyers to use garlic crops for down payment on a property Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG (Reuters) – A desperate developer in China’s battered property market is coming up with a new promotion to lure buyers …

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Bangladesh army rushes to reach millions stranded after deadly floods

Dhaka/Guwahati, India, June 20 (Reuters) – Soldiers in small boats delivered relief items on Monday through flooded towns and villages in Bangladesh, after more than nine million people were stranded in the low-lying country and neighboring India after torrential rains. . Officials said. At least 32 people have died in Bangladesh since late last week …

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