A man pushes his motorbike through flooded streets in the aftermath of typhoon Matsa in Shanghai. PHOTO BY TOM CHRISTENSEN.
Disasters in China, whether natural or man-made, are amplified in magnitude by the size and density of its population. Historically, the Chinese have been reticent to publicize the seriousness and scope of its disasters. Contemporary China is taking greater steps to minimize the effects of disasters through stringent building and