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China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of more than 1.4 billion. Covering an area of approximately 9.6 million square kilometers, it is the world's third or fourth-largest
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President: Xi Jinping Trending
Capital: Beijing
Population: 1.398 billion (2019) World Bank
Currency: Renminbi
Gross domestic product: 14.34 trillion USD (2019) World Bank
Official language: Mandarin

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Storms Strike Shanxi Province

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On 6 October, heavy rain was reported in Shanxi Province (north China), leading to casualties.

According to the official Chinese news agency (Xinhua), five people died (four in Puxian County and one in Lyuliang City). More than 1,300 individuals have been evacuated in Lyuliang City, while heavy rain destroyed 153 houses, damaged dozens of roads and one bridge.

In the neighbouring Shaanxi Province, more than 50,000 people have been displaced to evacuation centres. 

On 7-10 October, heavy rain is forecast over southern Shaanxi Province.

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Humanitarian Impact
  51,300
      Affected Persons
  50,000
        Displaced Persons

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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