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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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Recent floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall in north-west China's Qinghai Province have resulted in at least 23 fatalities, while eight people are missing, as reported by the official Chinese news agency (Xinhua).

More than 6,000 residents in Datong County have been affected, and about 1,800 individuals have been displaced to temporary shelters. 

On 24-25 August, moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast in eastern Qinghai Province. 

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  6,000
      Affected Persons
  1,800
        Displaced Persons
  23
        Deaths

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

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