BEIJING -- China will put 14 more meteorological satellites into orbit over the next decade, according to a conference on Monday.

China's meteorological authority on Thursday evening issued an orange alert, the second highest of the four-tier warning system, for storms across southern and eastern regions.

Chen Zeping and his wife have lived for decades in a rundown, brick-and-clay house in an impoverished village in mountainous Jinzhai county, eking out a living with odd jobs.

GUIYANG -- Five people died and two were missing after a coal mine in Southwest China's Guizhou province was flooded early Wednesday, local authorities said.

CHANGSHA - Rain-triggered floods disrupted traffic and damaged roads in central China's Hunan Province on Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of 4,700 residents from 82 townships in the province's we

JIUQUAN - China launched its second Shijian-16 series satellite on Wednesday.

NANJING -- The death toll has climbed to 99 after a fierce tornado and storm hit East China's Jiangsu Province, leaving 846 others injured, local authorities said Sunday.

WENCHANG - China's new generation carrier rocket the Long March-7 will leave no pollution as burning of its propellants produces only carbon dioxides and water, according to a project insider.

ZHENGZHOU - The death toll in an industrial safety accident at an aluminum plant in Central China's Henan province has risen to 11, as rescue work ended on Thursday.

The Asian Development Bank signed a $300-million equivalent loan facility with Beijing Capital Group on Thursday to support wastewater treatment upgrades in the western part of China.