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Not surprisingly, this tragic disaster is the most read article in the People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party.
via Ship carrying 458 people sinks in Yangtze River – People’s Daily Online.
Tourism is big-business in China and this disaster reflects badly on China.
Three years ago, I was on a similar ship on the Yangtze and had a lively debate with an American engineer about the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. His argument was that the public safety lobby never would have permitted the building of the dam in the US.
The current disaster will reopen the issue of public safety in modern China.