843 people were dead or missing during 246 deadly disasters this year, causing a direct economic loss of 3.344 billion yuan.
Fresh rains hit Zhouqu County, in northwestern China’s Gansu Province that was devastated by landslides, as death toll continues to rise;human factors cannot be ruled out.
China's energy consumption grew by 11.2 percent from a year earlier in the first half, while GDP rose 11.1 percent.
In addition to the motorization level, which is generally associated with per capita income, other factors such as priority to public transport and restrictions on private cars also contribute to the CO2 emission.
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