Fangshan District

Thousands face winter in makeshift housing

Some of the displaced victims of the capital's worst rainstorm in 60 years will have to spend the harsh Beijing winter in makeshift homes that the local government is scrambling to build.

Monday, 30 July, 2012, 12:00am

Victims condemn relief failings

Victims of last weekend's flooding in Beijing said authorities cared more about their own image than people's suffering as public anger over the official response to the disaster showed no signs of abating.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'A killer storm but no one warned us'

Hao Tianqiao considers himself lucky to have escaped with his life from the heaviest rainstorm to hit the capital in decades.

'We heard there was going to be rain, but we had no idea it could rain so heavily or cause so much damage,' said the 45-year-old farmer from a village in the Fangshan district of Beijing.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Capital's new leaders battle anger over floods

The new leadership in Beijing is scrambling to deal with the aftermath of the city's worst rainstorm in six decades, amid mounting public anger as more complaints emerge of officials' poor handling of the disaster.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am