Conflict & Justice

Beijing Floods Unleash Criticism of Chinese Authorities


Flooded Street in Beijing (Photo: BBC)

Beijing residents began drying out Monday after a weekend deluge that left dozens dead and tens of thousands more displaced.

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The government says it was the worst rainstorm in 60 years, but it may not have been a purely natural disaster.

Host Aaron Schachter gets a first-hand account from The World's Beijing correspondent Mary Kay Magistad.