CHINA DROUGHT – Unprecedented heatwaves, drought continue to sweep central, eastern China

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An intense heatwave not seen in decades dragged on in central China on Monday, the 11th consecutive day of the highest alert level for the most scorching Chinese summer in more than half a century.

The central and eastern provinces as well as the basin of the Yangtze River, running through the center of the country, are the worst affected.

The river is the longest in China and the third longest in the world.

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