Chinese officials punished for covering up true scale of deadly floods

Dozens of Chinese officials have been punished over their response to devastating floods that killed hundreds last July, pictured here, in Zhengzhou, China, on July 23, 2021 after a government investigation found authorities had under-reported deaths and deliberately withheld information. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images) Dozens of Chinese officials have been punished over their response to devastating floods that killed hundreds last July, pictured here, in Zhengzhou, China, on July 23, 2021 after a government investigation found authorities had under-reported deaths and deliberately withheld information. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

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