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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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In China’s Shenzhen, nostalgia for the good old days of Hong Kong culture continues

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – A trip to charming Hong Kong was a distant dream for most mainlanders in the mid-1990s, but for schoolgirl Tracy Chen in the booming southern city of Shenzhen, it was just a lunchtime stroll. With Hong Kong losing autonomy after 25 years of Chinese rule, Chen is among the many residents …

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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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