Massive forest fire in Inner Mongolia – China society and culture news from May 3, 2017

Society & Culture

A summary of today’s top news in Chinese society and culture. Part of the daily SupChina news roundup "Détente with Duterte."

The South China Morning Post reports that “more than 8,300 people are helping to fight a huge forest fire” in Daxing’anling Prefecture in Inner Mongolia, which “has spread to over 5,000 hectares.” It is the second large forest fire to hit the area this spring. Daxing’anling is the mostly wooded, mountainous area in the far northeast corner of Inner Mongolia, bordering Russia.