25 Jul 2016, BBC
Officials from Beijing's Forbidden City have said an ancient drainage system protected it during recent heavy rains and intense flooding. There is speculation that designers of the city would have been well aware of the need for proper defences. Meanwhile, bad weather has killed 37 people in the Chinese capital in the past week while at least seven others are missing.
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