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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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Facts: Relations between Alibaba and you began to deteriorate under the glare of China

A picture of the logo of the Ant Group, a subsidiary of Alibaba, at the company’s headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, October 29, 2020. REUTERS/Ali Song/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Ant Group emerged from Alibaba Group Holdings (9988.HK) 11 years ago, but the two …

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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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Energy demand in parts of China hits new records amid scorching heat

Electricity pole and power lines in Nanyang, Henan Province, China on October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Ali Song Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING (Reuters) – Energy consumption in China’s large provinces north of the Yangtze River has risen amid warmer-than-normal weather, as regions such as Henan, China’s third most populous province, …

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