China Censors Data On Dam, Amid Rising Floods; Xi’s Military Orders Suggest Breaks In the Party

July 1, 2020 Updated: July 1, 2020

The website of the Changjiang Water Resources Commission no longer shows data on inflow for the Three Gorges Dam or the Danjiangkou dam. Normally this data would be refreshed when the site is updated, and its disappearance is raising concerns that Chinese leadership is hiding the data.

The floods in China are continuing, and have reached 26 provinces, including cities. Wuhan is now flooded, and Shanghai, which is a major technology and business hub, may be next.

And in a move that’s being interpreted as a possible sign of instability in the Chinese leadership, Xi Jinping stated at a recent Politburo meeting of top leaders that the Chinese military must be “absolutely loyal,” and ready to fight. This follows three recent documents published by the People’s Liberation Army, the Chinese military, about consolidation.

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