Homes flooded as water levels of the Yangtze River keep rising in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, on July 18. Vast swathes of China have been inundated by the worst flooding in decades along the Yangtze, with residents piling into boats and makeshift rafts to escape a deluge that has collapsed flood defences and turned homes into waterways. Photo: AFPHomes flooded as water levels of the Yangtze River keep rising in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, on July 18. Vast swathes of China have been inundated by the worst flooding in decades along the Yangtze, with residents piling into boats and makeshift rafts to escape a deluge that has collapsed flood defences and turned homes into waterways. Photo: AFP
Homes flooded as water levels of the Yangtze River keep rising in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, on July 18. Vast swathes of China have been inundated by the worst flooding in decades along the Yangtze, with residents piling into boats and makeshift rafts to escape a deluge that has collapsed flood defences and turned homes into waterways. Photo: AFP

Letters | China floods: Hong Kong must show humanity for suffering compatriots

Topic |   Extreme weather
Homes flooded as water levels of the Yangtze River keep rising in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, on July 18. Vast swathes of China have been inundated by the worst flooding in decades along the Yangtze, with residents piling into boats and makeshift rafts to escape a deluge that has collapsed flood defences and turned homes into waterways. Photo: AFPHomes flooded as water levels of the Yangtze River keep rising in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, on July 18. Vast swathes of China have been inundated by the worst flooding in decades along the Yangtze, with residents piling into boats and makeshift rafts to escape a deluge that has collapsed flood defences and turned homes into waterways. Photo: AFP
Homes flooded as water levels of the Yangtze River keep rising in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, on July 18. Vast swathes of China have been inundated by the worst flooding in decades along the Yangtze, with residents piling into boats and makeshift rafts to escape a deluge that has collapsed flood defences and turned homes into waterways. Photo: AFP
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