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chinadaily.com.cn 2022-06-10 14:37


>Nearly 1.8 million affected by heavy rain in Hunan

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A total of 1.79 million people in Central China's Hunan province have been affected by heavy rain, which has lashed the province since June 1, according to local authorities. Ten people have been killed, and three remain missing as of Wednesday, said Li Dajian, an official from the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters. Over 2,700 houses have collapsed or been seriously damaged, and around 286,000 people have been evacuated, Li said.

The province launched an emergency response for disaster relief on June 2 and has delivered tents, foldable beds and other supplies to affected areas.

Temporary relief funds and supplies have also been issued to mitigate the impact of the rain.


>More environmental cases taken up by courts


Chinese courts nationwide concluded 265,341 environmental and resource cases in 2021, up 4.76 percent year on year, according to a report released by the Supreme People's Court on Sunday, which was World Environment Day.

By the end of last year, 2,149 specialized judicial organs for environmental and resource cases had been established across the country, according to the report.


>World Bank downgrades global growth forecast to 2.9%

A cargo ship sits at PortMiami in Miami Beach, Florida, on June 9, 2022. [Photo/Agencies]

The global economy is on track to grow by 2.9 percent in 2022, down 1.2 percentage points from the January projection, the World Bank Group said in its latest Global Economic Prospects released on Tuesday, warning of stagflation risk.

Compounding the damage from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war has magnified the slowdown in the global economy, which is entering what could become a protracted period of feeble growth and elevated inflation, the report said.

This raises the risk of stagflation, with potentially harmful consequences for middle- and low-income economies alike, according to the report.


>World's biggest four-day work week test begins


Thousands of UK workers are starting a four-day work week from Monday with no cut to their pay, in the largest trial of its kind. The test, which will last for six months, involves 3,300 workers spanning 70 companies, ranging from providers of financial services to a fish-and-chip restaurant.

During the program, workers receive 100% of their pay for working only 80% of their usual week, in exchange for promising to maintain 100% of their productivity.

The program is being run by not-for-profit 4 Day Week Global, the think tank Autonomy, and the 4 Day Week UK Campaign, in partnership with researchers from Cambridge University, Oxford University and Boston College.
该项目是由非盈利机构“全球四天工作制”、智囊团 Autonomy、英国四天工作制运动团与剑桥大学、牛津大学和波士顿学院的研究人员合作运营的。


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