The unsupported claim that China is eco-friendly is only the latest in a series of attempts by Beijing to portray itself as something it is not.
Iran has been stealing thousands of cubic metres of water daily in excess of the Afghan-Iranian Helmand River Water Treaty through the use of illegal wells, officials say.
'It is a catastrophe here with so many people dead and missing, including many children.'
Taliban fighters have turned to destroying the environment as part of an attempt to target security forces.
The drought is the worst many farmers and livestock herders can recall. The situation will only get worse, warn meteorologists.
Hotter summers and colder winters are putting Afghanistan's historic art and architecture at risk of destruction, say scholars and local residents.
At least 35 Afghans were killed by flash flooding in at least 5 provinces.
Afghan security forces have rescued about 400 families.
The capital's population has more than doubled in a generation and is draining its aquifers almost twice as fast as precipitation can recharge them.
Almost 2.2 million Afghans have been affected by drought in multiple provinces, which has displaced residents and destroyed crops, livestock and water supplies.