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Chinese cities getting bigger but more vulnerable to floods

Last week a squally thunderstorm struck Guangzhou, China’s third-largest city, and left parts of the modern metropolis of almost 20 million inundated. After a video clip showing cars floating, drifting and eventually sinking in muddy, surging floodwater was shared a million times, angry Guangzhou residents lashed out at the government’s poor contingency plans and disaster response. Shenzhen, […]

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