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chinadaily.com.cn 2023-08-01 14:51


> China renews most severe alert for Typhoon Doksuri
第5号台风“杜苏芮”在福建省登陆 北方多地遭遇大到暴雨

A railway bridge is destroyed by floodwater in Shijiazhuang, North China's Hebei province, July 31. [Photo/CFP]

Typhoon Doksuri, the fifth typhoon of this year, made landfall in East China's Fujian province on Friday morning, bringing with it powerful winds and heavy rain.

The typhoon landed in coastal areas of Jinjiang city at around 9:55 am, bringing gales of up to 50 meters per second near its center, according to the Fujian provincial meteorological bureau.

The administration urged local meteorological authorities in the provinces, such as Fujian, Guangdong, Zhejiang, and Jiangxi, to raise their emergency response levels based on local situations, coordinate with relevant government departments, and lead the public to prevent disasters and avoid risks.

Heavy rainfall and rainstorms have been forecast since Saturday in Beijing, Tianjin and most cities in Hebei, as well as parts of neighboring Shanxi, Henan and Shandong provinces.

Central areas in Hebei, which are close to the mountains, and western parts of Beijing are likely to receive very heavy downpours, the center said.

According to the forecasting service, Beijing will receive heavy downpours till Tuesday night, with its western and southern areas being battered by "extraordinary rainstorms".

All scenic spots, parks and forestry farms as well as guesthouses in Beijing were directed to close down, residents were advised to stay indoors and work from home, and schools were ordered to suspend offline classes and outdoor events.

The precipitation in Beijing this time has the potential to break records, local weather authorities said.

The intensity of precipitation will decrease from Wednesday, when the city is expected to see light or moderate rainfall.

In Fujian, over 1.45 million people were affected by the typhoon and more than 360,000 residents had been evacuated as of Saturday night.

> IMF forecasts global growth to slow to 3.0 pct in 2023, 2024

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen ahead of the IMF/World Bank spring meetings in Washington, US, April 8, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

Global growth is projected to fall from an estimated 3.5 percent in 2022 to 3.0 percent in 2023 and 2024, bumped up 0.2 percentage points from its previous estimate three months ago and China's growth will stay unchanged at 5.2 percent for 2023 and 4.5 percent for 2024, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest World Economic Outlook released on Tuesday.

Global headline inflation is expected to fall from 8.7 percent in 2022 to 6.8 percent in 2023 and 5.2 percent in 2024.

Underlying (core) inflation is projected to decline more gradually, and forecasts for inflation in 2024 have been revised upward, it said.

For advanced economies, the report noted, the growth slowdown projected for 2023 remains significant -- from 2.7 percent in 2022 to 1.5 percent in 2023.

About 93 percent of advanced economies are projected to have lower growth in 2023, and growth in 2024 among this group of economies is projected to remain at 1.4 percent, it said.

Growth in emerging markets and developing economies is expected to pick up with year-on-year growth accelerating from 3.1 percent in 2022 to 4.1 percent this year and next.

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