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Dongfang Zaobao (Oriental Morning Post) — July 7, 2016
This Thursday edition of Shanghai-based Dongfang Zaobao features emergency forces at work in the Yangtze River basin, with the headline "Flood emergency! President Xi deploys Disaster Relief Forces." At least 120 people are dead or missing, and an estimated 16 million people have been affected by the disaster in central and eastern China.
After weeks of torrential rain, 26 Chinese provinces are now facing flooding risks. About 50,000 houses collapsed and more than 1.6 million people have been relocated since the end of June. Prime Minister Li Keqiang went to the flood line to assess conditions and relief efforts.
This is the worst disaster of its kind in China since 1998, when flooding killed 3,000 and affected 220 million others across 24 provinces.
The country is now bracing for super typhoon Nepartak, heading towards Taiwan with winds up to 174 mph (280 kph).