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Heavy rainstorms cause severe flooding, traffic disruption in Hunan, Jiangxi

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Heavy rainstorms cause severe flooding, traffic disruption in Hunan, Jiangxi
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Heavy rainstorms cause severe flooding, traffic disruption in Hunan, Jiangxi

2024-04-22 05:30 Last Updated At:06:17

Heavy rainstorms spawned by strong convection weather has caused severe flooding and traffic disruption in rural areas in central China's Hunan Province and east China's Jiangxi Province, with local authorities mobilizing emergency forces for rescue and disaster relief.

A serious landslide occurred in the storm-hit area of Yizhang County of Hunan Province, causing river water levels to rise, flooding nearby areas.

The landslide has also cut off a road leading to a village in the county's Jiangshui Township, and the local authorities quickly summoned excavators on Sunday morning for clearing work.

After three hours of work, thick muds obstructing the road have been basically cleared, allowing vehicles with higher chassis to pass.

The heavy rainstorm has caused varying degrees of damage to 11 villages in Jiangshui Township. At present, local rainfall has stopped and river levels are falling, according to local authorities.

"The water level rose as high as here when the flood hit, and now it is slowly receding," said a villager named Liao Kailian.

Heavy rainfall also caused a landslide on a road in Dayu County in Jiangxi, with muds, stones, and broken trees blocking the road.

The local department immediately closed the road and organized emergency personnel and machinery to the affected area.

However, the intermittent rainfall has slowed the cleaning speed, and the road section is expected to be open to traffic on Monday, according to emergency personnel.

Heavy rainstorms cause severe flooding, traffic disruption in Hunan, Jiangxi

Heavy rainstorms cause severe flooding, traffic disruption in Hunan, Jiangxi

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China's service outsourcing industry reports robust expansion

2024-05-22 04:25 Last Updated At:05:37

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠China's service outsourcing industry saw robust expansion in the first four months of this year, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday.

Chinese firms inked services outsourcing contracts worth a total of some 781.43 billion yuan (about 110 billion U.S. dollars) in the four-month period, up 14.4 percent year on year, according to the ministry.

The executed contract value stood at 520.51 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 12.9 percent.

Of the total, the value of offshore service outsourcing contracts rose 8.6 percent year on year to 419.04 billion yuan.

Specifically, the value of offshore information technology outsourcing (ITO) services provided by Chinese companies jumped by 10.9 percent from a year earlier.

China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the United States and the European Union ranked the top three markets in terms of the fulfilled contract value of offshore outsourcing service, accounting for 54 percent of the total.

Chinese firms undertook nearly 80 billion yuan(about 14.93 billion U.S. dollars) worth of offshore service outsourcing contracts that were fulfilled with countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, up 24 percent from a year ago, while the offshore outsourcing services for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) member countries totaled 73.26 billion yuan, up 16.6 percent year on year.

Outsourcing refers to hiring an outside party to carry out services or produce goods typically undertaken by in-house employees. In China, service outsourcing is typically divided into three sectors: information technology outsourcing, business process outsourcing and knowledge process outsourcing.

In the January-April period, the service outsourcing industry welcomed about 301,000 new hires, with 84.7 percent of these individuals holding a bachelor's degree or above. The sector had over 16.17 million employees at the end of April, among whom some 10.56 million were graduates with a bachelor's degree or higher.

China's service outsourcing industry reports robust expansion

China's service outsourcing industry reports robust expansion

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