Heatwave hits northern and central China

STORY: China's meteorological administration this week issued orange alert warnings for high temperatures in several regions, including the provinces of Xinjiang and Shanxi.

Agricultural experts were seen instructing farmers on watering techniques to prevent drought in Jincheng, Shanxi province.

Temperatures in the regions were expected to hit above 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) this week, according to the state weather forecaster.

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