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Temperature on Xinjiang's Flaming Mountain hits 75 degrees Celsius

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Temperature on Xinjiang's Flaming Mountain hits 75 degrees Celsius

2024-06-12 18:29 Last Updated At:19:07

The Flaming Mountain scenic area in Turpan, a basin located in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, witnessed an astonishing temperature of 75 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

Due to a new round of heatwave, Turpan embraced a high temperature of 40 degrees Celsius at the hottest time of the day.

However, the scorching heat failed to deter curious tourists from feeling the blistering emanating from the ground.

Armed with broad-brimmed hats, umbrellas, and sunglasses for added protection, tourists flocked to the Flaming Mountain, taking photos with 12-meter-tall thermometer that displayed a real-time surface temperature of 75 degrees Celsius and tasting hot sand-baked eggs.

A tourist, surnamed Cao from southeastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, expressed his awe at the searing heat.

"The surface temperature here is so high, which is extremely shocking. I have never had the feeling of being roasted in a 'furnace' like this before. It's an unforgettable experience," said Cao.

To ensure the well-being of visitors and enhance their overall experience, the scenic area has implemented several measures to prevent heatstroke and provide relief from the extreme temperatures.

"We've prepared outdoor cooling fans and ice packs in areas with high temperatures. We've also increased the supply of heatstroke prevention medicines in case that visitors have a heatstroke," said Lan Yunxia, marketing director of the Flaming Mountain scenic area.

The Turpan Meteorological Observatory predicted that this round of heatwave may last until Sunday, with temperatures in some places surpassing 43 degree Celsius.

The weather authorities also issued an orange alert for high temperatures, reminding residents and tourists to take precautions against heatstroke.

Temperature on Xinjiang's Flaming Mountain hits 75 degrees Celsius

Temperature on Xinjiang's Flaming Mountain hits 75 degrees Celsius

Temperature on Xinjiang's Flaming Mountain hits 75 degrees Celsius

Temperature on Xinjiang's Flaming Mountain hits 75 degrees Celsius

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China strives to increase rice yields

2024-07-18 20:28 Last Updated At:20:37

China has cultivated and adopted new rice varieties to increase per unit crop yield, as part of efforts to increase food security.

This year, east China's Jiangxi Province, one of the country's 13 major rice-producing areas, has selected and promoted 20 new rice varieties which adapt better to the local environment, aiming to increase yields.

At present, harvest is in full swing for its more than 1.2 million hectares of early rice.

In a hybrid rice seed production base in Chongxian Township, Xinfeng County in Jiangxi, experts expect the base's per unit crop yield to increase by more than 10 percent compared with last year, as the area adopted new varieties that are more adaptable to the local climate.

"The seed varieties we produced this year have better resistance, especially to rice blast and lodging. As high-standard farmland has been developed, rice yields increase more than 750 kilograms per hectare," said Liu Yusheng, an official of the Xinfeng County Agriculture and Rural Affairs Bureau.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, China has harvested more than 50 percent of its early rice.

Currently, an estimated number of 260,000 combine harvesters, 230,000 rice transplanters, and 50,000 dryers will be put into the operation in rice-growing areas in south China.

China strives to increase rice yields

China strives to increase rice yields

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