China evacuated more than 600,000 residents along coastal areas and sent ships back to port as it braced for Tropical Storm Muifa, which pounded some areas with gusty winds and rains over the weekend, state media reported Sunday.
At least two people died when heavy rains battered several Chinese provinces over the weekend, forcing thousands to evacuate as floodwaters destroyed crops and swept away houses, state media reported Sunday.
In a rare admission, the Chinese government has said the Three Gorges Dam -- the world's largest hydropower plant -- is having "urgent problems," warning of environmental, construction and migration "disasters" amid the worst drought to hit southern China in 50 years.
Li Yuning, a high school senior in China's eastern Shandong province, hopes to explore a career in advertising or journalism. But to get into a university to pursue this path, she must first run the gauntlet known as "Gaokao," a grueling university entrance examination given every summer across the Asian nation.
Thousands of people are sleeping in tents and open-air courtyards early Sunday after a moderate earthquake destroyed thousands of homes in eastern China, killing at least 17 people and injuring hundreds of others, according to Chinese officials and state-run media reports.
China's death toll from Typhoon Rananim rose to 115 late Friday, after the most powerful storm of the season slammed into the country's southeastern coast, state television reported. More than 1,800 people were reportedly injured.