Opinion: No Excuse for Response to Beijing Storm
The rainstorm on July 21 has earned Beijing a new nickname from Net users to go along with the well-known "traffic capital" title. People are now calling it the "flood capital."
Official reports say 600,000 people suffered property losses and estimated economic losses were put at ten billion yuan. By 2 p.m. on July 22, total precipitation reached 164 millimeters, a record since Beijing started monitoring in 1951.
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