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Beijing beefs up flood safety

Beijing beefs up flood safety Beijing is increasing safety inspections related to the predicted heavy rainfall in the capital to avoid a repeat of the flooding disaster during a storm last year that claimed dozens of lives. Tens of thousands of rescue personnel are making … Full News here – Read more on China.org.cn

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China Focus – Anger and Distrust Surge with Beijing Flood Water – Beijing Video

The Beijing downpour over the weekend has brought with it more than just rain that paralyzed the city. It revealed a capital that’s glamorous above ground, but lacks the underground infrastructure to support it. The consequences of this played out online, along with strong opposition to the government’s account of the damage and fatalities. In […]

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Beijing Revises Flood Death Toll to 77 – Beijing Video

The official death toll from Beijing’s floods has been revised to 77 lives lost, according to Chinese authorities. [Pan Anjun, Deputy Chief of Beijing Flood Control Headquarters]: “By now, 77 bodies are found in Beijing. Among them, 66 people’s identities have been confirmed. 11 others are yet to be identified. Of the 66 people, 61 […]

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Guo Jinlong, Beijing Mayor, Set For Promotion Amid Flood Scandal – Huffington Post

BEIJING — Beijing’s mayor is apparently still on track to be promoted to China’s powerful decision-making body despite public questioning of the city government’s handling of floods that left at least 37 dead. Mayor Guo Jinlong and one of his … Full News here – Beijing – Bing News

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Sensitive Words: Qidong Protest, Beijing Flood

Sensitive Words: Qidong Protest, Beijing Flood Fu Zhenghua (傅政华): Director of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau. Note: All Chinese-language words are tested using simplified characters. The same terms in traditional characters occasionally return different results. CDT Chinese runs a … Full News here – Read more on China Digital Times

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Beijing Flood Fears Prompt Run on Survival Tools – Wall Street Journal

A fatal tale of drowning in Beijing has caused a surge in the sale of survival tools online, as many residents feared a repeat of the weekend’s downpour. Ding Zhijian, a 34-year old magazine editor, became trapped in his car on Saturday during … Full News here – Beijing – Bing News

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Beijing Taxi Drivers Share Blame In Flood Aftermath – Forbes

Even on ordinary days, hailing a taxi in Beijing can be a frustrating experience. The rainstorm that struck Beijing on July 21 has spurred heated public discussion about the city’s infrastructure and the government’s response to emergency … Full News here – Beijing – Bing News

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Bloggers lambast Beijing’s flood response – Financial Times

Five days after a violent rainstorm hit Beijing, flooding large parts of the city and killing at least 37 people, the waters have receded but a swell of anger among many of the Chinese capital’s residents is still rising. Growing numbers of … Full News here – Beijing – Bing News

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China accused of censoring Beijing flood damage, deaths – USA Today

BEIJING – The worst rainstorm to hit the Chinese capital in six decades has given rise to widespread anger against officials who are accused of censoring the scope of massive floods. Government authorities raised the death toll Thursday to 77 … Full News here – Beijing – Bing News

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Beijing Drowning in Flood Criticism – Wall Street Journal

The downpour Beijing municipal authorities warned would hit on Wednesday night never materialized. Instead, the city government continued to be buffeted by increasingly fierce storm of criticism over its handling of last weekend’s floods. Full News here – Beijing – Bing News

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Beijing mayor set for promotion amid flood scandal – AP – NBCNews.com

Beijing’s mayor is apparently still on track to be promoted to China’s powerful decision-making body despite public questioning of the city government’s handling of floods that left at least 37 dead. Mayor Guo Jinlong and one of his vice mayors resigned … Full News here – Beijing – Bing News

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Beijing flood victims fume at official response – CNN

Beijing (CNN)– Four days after the biggest rainstorm in six decades hit the Chinese capital, Zhang Huishen remains furious over what she perceives as government indifference to her family’s plight. “Our family of five lives off one income … Full News here – Beijing – Bing News

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Beijing mayor set for promotion amid flood scandal – CBS News

BEIJING — Beijing’s mayor is apparently still on track to be promoted to China’s powerful decision-making body despite public questioning of the city government’s handling of floods that left at least 37 dead. Mayor Guo Jinlong and one of his … Full News here – Beijing – Bing News

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Beijing sees power reshuffle amid flood scandal – CBS News

BEIJING — Beijing’s mayor and a vice mayor have resigned, state media reported Wednesday, in what is likely a routine reshuffling that comes amid public questioning of the city government’s handling of rainstorms that left at least 37 dead in … Full News here – Beijing – Bing News

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More rain forecast as Beijing mops up flood and comments – CNN

Hong Kong (CNN)– More rain was forecast for flood-hit Beijing Wednesday, as residents continued clearing debris from the weekend deluge amid signs government censors were doing their own mop-up job on social media. On Saturday, the heaviest … Full News here – Beijing – Bing News

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