People bow to pay their respects outside the entrance to a subway station in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan Province, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Photo: AP People bow to pay their respects outside the entrance to a subway station in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan Province, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Photo: AP
People bow to pay their respects outside the entrance to a subway station in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan Province, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Photo: AP

China floods: did Zhengzhou’s ‘smart’ flood prevention system fail to prevent the disaster?

  • Two high-profile smart city projects in Zhengzhou, one for flood management and another for tunnel safety, have been singled out for criticism
  • Analysts say other factors, such as local government coordination and the design capacity of systems, also need to be examined as part of investigation

Topic |   China technology
People bow to pay their respects outside the entrance to a subway station in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan Province, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Photo: AP People bow to pay their respects outside the entrance to a subway station in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan Province, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Photo: AP
People bow to pay their respects outside the entrance to a subway station in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan Province, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Photo: AP
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