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A partially capsized fishing ship is seen after Typhoon Meranti made landfall, in Kaohsiung

18 images of the disastrous consequences of Typhoon Meranti in China

BEIJING (Reuters) – Typhoon Meranti slammed into southeastern China on Thursday with strong winds and lashing rain that cut power to 1.65 million homes, but there were no reports of more casualties in what has been described as the strongest storm of the year globally.

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Island Pagoda picture---Jinshan Temple

Island Pagoda, about 1871

Pagoda on an island in the River Min near Fuzhou, China, taken by John Thomson (1837-1921) in about 1871, published in 1873 in the book ‘Foochow and the River Min’.

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Gulangyu colonial architecture

Gulangyu colonial architecture

Xiamen, or Amoy is a small town ( in Chinese terms , since it has more than two and a half million inhabitants) overlooking the Straits of Taiwan, and thanks to the advantageous geographical position has always been an important trading port.

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Bem-vindo ao Amoy: 40 Xiamen pictures

Xiamen pictures – Xiamen, or Amoy is a small town (at least for China’s standards, since it has more than two and a half million inhabitants) overlooking the Taiwan Strait, and thanks to its geographical position has always been an important commercial port.

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