Models on display at Auto Shanghai 2017, the global industry’s biggest marketing event of the year, reflect the conflict between Beijing’s ambitions to promote environmentally friendly propulsion and Chinese consumers’ love of hulking, fuel-hungry SUVs.
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Indian salt pan workers of the Agariya community in Gujarat work in the remote and arid Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) region for nearly eight months of the year during the salt farming season. India is ranked third in gross amount of salt produced in the world, behind China and the United States, and the western state of Gujarat accounts for 77 percent of India’s production.
Informal settlers continue to occupy a mass housing project for police for almost a month now in Pandi township, Bulacan province, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Manila, Philippines.
More than 50,000 people have been displaced by flood water in the region of Piura in northern Peru and hundreds of houses have been flooded. Many local residents are being taken to shelters set up by the government, while others refuse to leave their land and prefer to stay on high ground in their communities.