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Winter storms continue to lash China

PILING UP Snow and freezing rain continued to hamper power supplies and snarl transport as people struggled to make their way home for the Lunar New Year holidays

AFP , GUANGZHOU, CHINA

Millions of Chinese look unlikely to make it to their home provinces for the holiday, the government has said, a bitter blow for masses of migrant workers whose hard work in harsh conditions keep China's economy booming.

Many miners in the northern coal-producing heartland of Shanxi Province will also miss the holiday, as state-owned mines there have "mobilized" them to keep working through the crisis, state media reports said.

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