China struggles to satisfy thirst for water

From a security intelligence website Jane’s: “China is facing increasing shortfalls in the resources it needs to sustain economic growth. Despite infrastructure projects to address the problem, the consequences of the shortages are already being felt internationally.

The growing scarcity of water resources is becoming so critical to China’s economic well-being that minister of water resources Wang Shucheng admitted in March that the issue is now ‘challenging national security’. ”

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