- Summary and translation : Jenny Ball
- Editor: peacelv
Today I watched a video of Mr. Tang Jingyuan from The Epoch Times on July 23, and I’m hereby making a summary in English and let us see how Mr. Tang exposed the lie of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP)so-called system superiority by analysing the causes of the floods in Henan province, located in the very central of China.
Many people may be familiar with a saying describing the evil extent of the CCP regime, that is, ” It will run beyond your imagination, but there is nothing beyond the extent that CCP won’t do. ”
The heavy traffic jams inside the Beijing-Guangzhou Tunnel: a catastrophe calamity
If you look at the map, you can see that the Jingguang Tunnel is part of the “Jingguang(Beijing to Guangzhou) Expressway” that runs through the north-south traffic artery of Zhengzhou City, which is located almost in the centre of the City.
This tunnel consists of two sections: Jingguang South Tunnel and Jingguang North Tunnel. The tunnel is designed as a two-way 6-lane traffic with the total length about 4.2 km.
At about 4 or 5 o’clock in the afternoon on July 20, the sudden flood poured from both ends into the tunnel with rapid velocity. In a very short period of time, the entire tunnel was filled with water. What made it worse? since there was such a heavy traffic jam inside , no car could move at all and as the water flooded the entire tunnel in just 5 minutes , before anyone could make any reaction, they were meeting their demise.
From a lot of videos taken near the tunnel entrance after the incident, the scene was shocking, we’ve seen that a large number of vehicles were rushed across and stacked on top of each other, just like car cemetery. Yet as for what kind of picture inside the tunnel, it is impossible to know because the government has implemented martial law early, no one can access the area near the entrance, let alone going inside.
When the flood water level is at its highest, the entire tunnel has been submerged. Except for vehicle owners who were close to the entrance, who may have the opportunity to abandon their vehicles and escape, the chances of escape for those stuck in the tunnel are extremely slim.
1. How many cars and people were “buried” inside?
Someone made a rough calculation:
4.2 kmslong tunnel, 6 lanes, it was in traffic jam at that time, so if you calculate each car occupies 5 meters on average, there were as many as 4,800 cars; or at least 3,000 vehicles are underwater based on an average of 8 meters per vehicle.
In fact, even the mainland official media, such as The Paper, used the title “Thousands of Vehicles Submerged” when they first reported the incident of Jingguang Tunnel.
Such a number and so many people, no matter from which point of view, are probably unprecedented in the history of tunnel flood disasters in the world. Of course, because the Zhengzhou authorities have taken warning measures near the tunnel entrance, no one would know the real situation.
However, judging from the latest news from the Tunnel today, the situation inside is not at all optimistic. One is that a large number of people waiting outside the tunnel had disputes and even physical clashes with the police last night. Many of them were family members who had lost contact with their relatives inside; the other was the official confirmation that the task of dredging the tunnel had been taken over by the army: the Unit designation: 83rd Army Group, “Unit Yang Gensi”.
At the same time, in the area of Hantang Hotel near the tunnel entrance, some citizens took pictures to show that many closely-covered military vehicles appeared. Judging from these information, the truth about the Jingguang Tunnel may probably become the CCP’s TOP “state secret” forever.
2. The second mystery is the closure of the Jingguang Tunnel
According to Zhengzhou official media, Zhengzhou News and Broadcasting Station which was reporting on the spot on the 20th July: the tunnel entrances at the north and south ends of Jingguang Road were closed around 9 am due to water accumulation.
However, what we later learnt from the interviews of the tunnel survivors, the fact was that the Jingguang Tunnel was completely open at about 2 o’clock in the afternoon that day at the earliest, without any closure measures or signs at the entrance, but the exit was blocked.
A survivor revealed in the interview that he was blocked near the entrance of Jingguang North Road at 3:45 pm on the 20th. At that time, there was almost no water in the tunnel and the ground was dry. This testimony shows that the highway Authority was fully aware of the accumulation of water in the tunnel.
According to the official media “China Youth Daily” interviews with survivors, a Mr.Jiang Yong, at the same time, there was already relatively deep water around 200 meters near the entrance of the Jingguang South tunnel, and a large number of vehicles were stuck in place.
According to Jiang Yong, around 5 pm, the current suddenly surged and soon some cars floated. At that time, he decisively abandoned the car and fled. In only two or three minutes, his car was submerged and invisible.
The subway also suddenly flooded. Where is the flood discharge?
In the Metro Line 5 incident, some survivors recalled that there was a sudden flood at about 4 or 5 o’clock, as the result the subway was forced out of the Haitang Temple Station, and before reaching the next station, Shakou Road station it was trapped to the halt in the middle of the swift torrent. This critical time is basically consistent with the time at Jingguang Tunnel.
In fact, on the 20th, the Changzhuang Reservoir around Zhengzhou was not the only one discharged water, but many. We now learnt from CCP’s own public reports that at least the Changzhuang Reservoir, Jiangang Reservoir, Suohe Retreat Sluice, as well as the Xinmi and Xingyang reservoirs close to Zhengzhou all opened their floodgates.
Moreover, the flood discharge of Xinmi and Xingyang is particularly large, exceeding the quantity of Changzhuang Reservoir by 7 times.
As per an official from the Henan Water Resources Department in an interview with mainland media, since the 20th, at least 47 reservoirs, large and small, are releasing floods in Henan.
Mind you: discharge without notification.
3. Why communication was continued to operate during heavy rain and flood discharge?
Comparing these two tragedies, we can also see one thing in common, that is, Zhengzhou’s main traffic lines have continued to operate even when heavy rains continued and a large amount of floods have been released, without any suspension or road control measures being implemented.
This is also the third most suspicious point of the Zhengzhou tragedy. This kind of violation of basic common sense has repeatedly happened, and it involves different government departments. So there must be an inherent administrative logic behind it.
The main cause of this logic is probably Xu Liyi, secretary of the Zhengzhou Municipal Party Committee. Let’s take a look at the instructions of the Xu:
According to the official website of Zhengzhou Municipal Government, Xu Liyi went to Beizhakou and other places to inspect and supervise the flood control work on July 19th. He specially inspected the flood discharge situation of the river. In the end, Xu Liyi asked the party committees, governments and relevant departments at all levels to ensure the realization the goals of the “five no”:
- No accident to any water conservancy projects;
- No casualties caused by geological disasters, and small watershed flood;
- No interrupted to important traffic;
- No flood water in the homes of urban residents;
- No long-term accumulation of water in some parts of the city.
On the surface, Xu Liyi’s “5 nos” sounded quite reasonable. He requires flood prevention work to ensure that people’s lives are not greatly affected. But we all know that in the process of natural disasters control, any decree must be flexible as per the real degree of the disasters. But in a system when the power is extremely in the hands of one person, Xu Liyi’s “five nos” actually become five high-voltage lines so that no one in the lower-level dare to alter in order to adapt to the conditions and time, to make proper decision, but only to be carried out unconditionally.
Of course, it is not a problem in itself to discharge the water of the reservoir when it is in danger of dam breach. The problem is that no warning was issued to the downstream and citizens of Zhengzhou before the discharge. This is the main reason why a large number of people were killed and injured by the unexpected flood surge.
Why on earth did it discharge flood water without warning? It turns out that the CCP’s logic is: if the government is notified of the release the flood, the people may demand the government the compensation for the losses.
In order not to pay the money, the flood was released without warning. then whether anyone killed or a house was destroyed, it was regarded as a natural disaster, and the people had no reason to claim compensation. What more? the government will come forward to distribute some instant noodles and mineral water to earn people’s gratitude since the CCP has indoctrinated Chinese to regard the party as their reborn parent.
Such man-made disasters are not only caused by the stupidity and rigidity of officials, but also by the nature of the centralized system. “it doesn’t matter if people die, as long as the CCP is able to be in power.” This is the fundamental reason why we have seen similar disasters, which continue to take turns and repeat themselves again and again all over in China.
The CCP’s so-called system advantage/ superiority actually only over in one aspect: it can disregard for human lives at will without taking responsibility, which is indeed something that any normal country and government cannot have.
Link of the video source: www.epochtimes.com