JUL 5, 2023: Extreme Heat & Torrential Rains Batter China | Vantage with Palki Sharma China is facing torrential rains. The rains are causing floods across the country. 15 people have died in China’s Chongqing province. President Xi Jinping has called on local authorities to protect lives and infrastructure. Meanwhile, some regions in China are facing extreme heat as well. China has seen four regional heatwaves so far this year. The heat and rains are affecting China’s agricultural sector. And experts predict that even more extreme weather events will take place in China this month.