CHINA alerted Shanghai and four coastal provinces on 24th evening that a tropical storm is expected to intensify and become the season's first typhoon to strike China.
TAIPEI - TAIWAN warns residents in the southern part of the island and nearby ships about dangerous conditions as a tropical storm approaches.
As of 24 June evening, Meari was centered 260 miles (420 kilometers) southeast of Taipei.
It had winds of 83kmh and was moving slowly toward southern China.
24 June 2011