Factory in China explodes due to floodwater; Central Chinese city drenched with record-level rain
A record-breaking #Rainstorm hits China. Collapsed streets, flooded subway stations, deaths, and injuries — all revealed through social media. An #Explosion ignites at a metal factory in Central China. That’s after river water flooded the facility–getting into high-temperature solution inside a metal alloy tank. Today marks 22 years since the Chinese Communist Party began persecuting people who practice Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline. The U.S. State Department calls on Beijing to bring an end to the repression. A Chinese citizen is detained for killing two Chinese Communist Party officials. That’s after his house was forcibly demolished by the order of authorities. And one European country is going against a rule set by Beijing. That’s as Taiwan sets up the first-ever “Taiwanese Representative Office” in Lithuania.