By John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom
February 18, 2008
China’s Xinhua news agency on Monday reported on renewed cold in northern Vietnam and , China.
In Vietnam the cold killed 60,000 cattle and in China 800,000 people are stranded.
In Vietnam the record cold killed about 7,349 cattle in Ha Giang province, 6,400 in Lao Cai and 5,571 in Bac Can province.
In China’s Yunnan province eighty percent of the population of Qujing city remain without electricity and heat due to the combined impacts of severald cold spells. The first heavy snows and sub zero cold hit this part of China in early January.
About 100,000 migratory birds have disappeared in eastern China during the recent severe cold and snow.
In Taiwan, vegetable prices are up 30 to 50% in the last three weeks due to cold weather.
(AP Photo/ Xinhua, Wang Peng)
The record cold, freezing and snow has engulfed nations and peoples from Afghanistan eastward to China since before January 1, 2008.
In Afghanistan, mountainous wild animals have come into lowland villages seeking food.
Officials in Pakistan say 1,000 people have died from exposure.In China, as the Lunar New Year was starting, 20 million migrants had family travel plans disrupted.Related:
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