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A partially capsized fishing ship is seen after Typhoon Meranti made landfall, in Kaohsiung
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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
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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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Staring at the sea-chinese harbour
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Staring at the sea

Standing on the beach with a Nikon in my hand …

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15 pictures of Nanputuo Temple, Xiamen

Nanputuo (南普陀寺) is a Buddhist temple of vast proportions not far from the University of Xiamen.

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Gulangyu colonial architecture
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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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harbours in China
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Three small harbours in China

Three small harbours in China: Xiamen, Gulangyu and Kunming.

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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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Hakka Walled Village
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Hakka Walled Village – Beautiful Hakka Round houses, 21 pics

Hakka Walled Village: Rounded, rectangular or pentagonal. The exotic houses scattered around Southern Fujian.

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