While there are blue skies in Shanghai, Typhoon-cum-Tropical-Storm Matsa is bearing down on Beijing, a city that has experienced only four typhoons since 1949. Matsa is responsible for 13 deaths in eastern China. Four people died in Shanghai — three were electrocuted because of flooding and one construction worker was crushed when his dormitory was toppled. Eighty-four Shanghai streets were flooded over the weekend and so were many nearby farms. Vegetable prices are expected to rise because of it. But Matsa didn’t stop people from stealing license plates or going to the Shanghai Book Fair.
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Photo by Peijin Chen.