We hosted the Asian Games and Olympic Games. We spent billions of yuan to do monumental things. But now after after the heavy rains, we discover that we don’t know how to build sewers.A Weibo user named “Wen” • Writing about the heavy floods in the city of Beijing, which killed at least 37, closed 31 roads and bridges, and affected approximately 2 million people. The reaction to the flooding showed a very strong vibe against the Chinese government, with many angry that the country did not do enough to inform citizens of the coming threat. Example: “When the city hosts big conferences, there are guards at every bridge. But when the big rain comes, there are none,” said popular sports commentator Dong Lu. The flooding may have caused over $1.6 billion in damages.
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