beijing flood 2012

Beijing Flood Censorship Directives

The following example of censorship instructions, issued to the media and/or Internet companies by various central (and sometimes local) government authorities, has been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and...

Sensitive Words: Beijing Flood (2)

As of July 27, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function): first seven days after a death (头七): It has been one week since the Beijing flood began. Beijing + assign blame...

Beijing Officials Raise Flood Death Toll

Facing mounting public criticism and a crisis of credibility over the city’s response to the weekend’s flooding, Beijing officials raised the death toll from 37 to 77 on Thursday evening. From The Wall Street...

Public Anger Floods Beijing (Updated)

Last Saturday’s downpour engulfed Beijing in a serious flood, and the water-logged capital’s anxiety is surely mounting as more heavy rains are forecasted throughout the week. As the city deals with the aftermath of...

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