The heat wave hitting southern China has raised concerns over irrigation systems in the country’s poorer regions, with crops failing due to poorly maintained irrigation facilities. The drought in Guilin city in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region has affected six counties since July, with 47,000 local residents facing drinking water shortage…Full-text article: China Daily Aug 2013

Key point

  • Approximately 22,000 hectares of crops have incurred drought-related damage in Guangxi Region

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