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Historic Flooding Wreaks Havoc on Large Swathes of Southern China
Heavy rainfall in the regions downstream of the Yangtze River caused severe flooding in southern China. Over the weekend, cities of Zhenjiang and Nanjing in Jiangsu Province upgraded their flood response alert to the highest level.
On July 18, the Chinese minister of water resources instructed local authorities to arrange for dikes to be broken and the rural areas of Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, and Jiangxi provinces to be submerged. They are prepared to sacrifice the countryside in order to protect the big cities.