Severe Floods Hit Southern China | Floods, Droughts & Epidemics: Will China Experience a Famine?

Severe Floods Hit Southern China | Floods, Droughts & Epidemics: Will China Experience a Famine?

Severe Floods Hit Southern China | Floods, Droughts & Epidemics: Will China Experience a Famine?

Over the past few days, many provinces in southern China, such as Guangxi, Hunan and Guangdong, have been hit by continuous heavy rainfall, triggering flash floods, landslides and other disasters, and causing damage to large areas of farmland. Meanwhile, the high temperatures in northern China have continued to aggravate the drought that has lasted for several months, causing severe drought in many places and affecting crop harvests. As a result of the new outbreak of the epidemic in China earlier this year, the Chinese Communist Party's strict zero-epidemic measures have not only affected spring planting and crop management, but also the ongoing summer grain harvest. In addition, the war between Russia and Ukraine has caused global food prices to rise, which could lead to a global food shortage and put China, which is already short of food, in even greater crisis.