Live: How does China step up flood control in the Yangtze?

China’s Yangtze River saw its third flood of the year on its upper reaches on Sunday afternoon, caused by rising water levels in its trunk streams and leading to increased inflow into the Three Gorges reservoir, which is expected to see an inflow of around 60,000 cubic meters per second around next Tuesday, according to relevant Chinese government. CGTN’s Zhou Jiaxin brings the latest on the flood control and the discharge impact.

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