People carrying children and supplies wade through floodwater following record-breaking rainfall in China’s Henan province. Photo: Reuters People carrying children and supplies wade through floodwater following record-breaking rainfall in China’s Henan province. Photo: Reuters
People carrying children and supplies wade through floodwater following record-breaking rainfall in China’s Henan province. Photo: Reuters

Take the initiative to stop disasters, China orders local officials

  • Nation must abandon ‘thoughts of luck’ and ‘overcome inertia’ to avoid missing opportunities to save lives
  • Meanwhile, experts say floods have shown lower-down leaders need more flexibility, less centralised governance

Topic |   China Society
People carrying children and supplies wade through floodwater following record-breaking rainfall in China’s Henan province. Photo: Reuters People carrying children and supplies wade through floodwater following record-breaking rainfall in China’s Henan province. Photo: Reuters
People carrying children and supplies wade through floodwater following record-breaking rainfall in China’s Henan province. Photo: Reuters
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