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President Xi Ji上海419品茶微信nping talks with Democratic People’s Republic of Korea top leader Kim Jongun in Pyon
gyang on Friday. Several paces behind them are Xi’s wife, Peng Liyuan (left), and Kim’s wife, Ri Solju
President Xi Jinping said on Friday that his visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea demonstrated the two countries’ firm will to advance the po
litical settlement of the Korean Peninsula issue and to promote lasting peace and security in the region.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remark while meeting with Kim Jong-un, chairman of the W
orkers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, in Pyongyang. Xi wr
apped up his two-day state visit to the DPRK on Friday.General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Pa
rty of China (CPC) and Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan talk with Kim Jong-un, chairman of t
he Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Repu
blic of Korea (DPRK), and his wife Ri Sol-ju at the state guest house in Pyongyang, capital of the DP
higher than in previous years,” she said. “Also, the rainy season is supposed to
begin after the May Day holiday, but I haven’t seen a drop of rain so far.”
Data from the National Climate Center shows that the average rainfall from April 1 to May 17 is 35.3 millim
eters, down almost two-thirds from the same period last year, the least recorded rainfall over that period since 1961.
In addition to the drought, the average temperature is 1.9 C higher than average for the period, the highest since 1961.
Chen, the chief forecaster, said that according to the mid- to long-term forecast ra
infall will relieve drought in the eastern part of Yunnan province, though its western part will still be plagued by the drought.
Surveillance from the National Climate Center shows that
drought is also occurring in the Inner Mongolia and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous regions, as well