China accused of downplaying Beijing flood damage, deaths

USA Today: Government authorities raised the death toll Thursday to 77 from the previous total of 37, but some suspect the toll could be much higher from a deluge Saturday and flash flooding. China's state-controlled media continue to publish and broadcast positive news about the relief effort while censors delete negative postings online. Southern Weekend, a sometimes daring weekly newspaper based in southern China, lost eight pages of flood reporting to the censors, several of its journalists complained......

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