During the summer, heavy rain floods Chinese cities every year. Social media are awash with images and videos of streets turned into canals. Despite of governmental efforts to address the problem, it doesn’t seem to get better. In a well-researched piece, Wellestudio163 columnist Zhang Fan explores China’s dysfunctional urban planning policy and points out its failings. getAbstract recommends this in-depth read to anyone curious about China’s social issues and urbanization challenges.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why Chinese cities flood so much,
- Why the situation hasn’t gotten better and
- What China has been doing to address its flooding problems.
About the Author
Zhang Fan is an op-ed columnist for the news collective Wellestudio163 which specializes in social commentary and trending cultural topics.