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Chinese Anchor Expresses Indignation After Her Hometown Is Purposely Flooded
In eastern China’s Anhui Province, many places were purposely flooded to divert water from the Yangtze River. The logic behind the water diversion is that, even the biggest city of Anhui, the capital city Hefei, is less developed than Wuhan, Nanjing, and Shanghai, the three metropolitan cities along Yangtze River.
Chinese state media claimed that Anhui residents willingly sacrificed themselves to make a contribution to the nation, and praised their altruism. While China’s internet trolls supported and magnified this “positive energy” propaganda, flood victims, including a local TV anchor, expressed their anger and despair in front of cameras.