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Crossover: Causes of extreme weather in China

08-04-2011 08:28 BJT

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To learn more about the extreme weather, let's cross to Raquel Olsson from China's Meteorological Administration.

Q1: What causes opposite extremes in weather to occur at the same time?

Q2: Any signs of relief for the regions suffering the effects?


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Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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