Floods: Germany had massive floods causing over 100 deaths, and China's Henan had 8 months worth of rain in a day
China reported 33 deaths. Roughly $200m in damage, expected that estimate will be increased.
Media censorship in China again highlighted. Government-controlled media, no critical media to investigate and ask critical questions. Social media accounts that ask about role of authorities get deleted and censored.
One question is whether local authorities warned citizens soon enough. A counterargument is that they had no reason to expect that much rain (once in a lifetime situation).
Chinese people's political double-standards in a strictly-controlled information environment also at issue: state media covered German floods, Siberian forest fires, Canada heat wave, and drew climate change conclusions. But when something similar happens in China they focus on it as being just an exceptional event. #Censorship