A local resident in Zhengzhou shares electricity from his electric car with people in need of power. Photo: Xinhua A local resident in Zhengzhou shares electricity from his electric car with people in need of power. Photo: Xinhua
A local resident in Zhengzhou shares electricity from his electric car with people in need of power. Photo: Xinhua

China floods: ‘Digital dark age’ after disaster wreaks havoc on internet and electricity

  • One hospital had to transport 10,000 patients to a facility with more reliable electricity
  • China has developed its urban centres into “smart cities”, causing problems when the internet fails

Topic |   China society
A local resident in Zhengzhou shares electricity from his electric car with people in need of power. Photo: Xinhua A local resident in Zhengzhou shares electricity from his electric car with people in need of power. Photo: Xinhua
A local resident in Zhengzhou shares electricity from his electric car with people in need of power. Photo: Xinhua
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