Badiucao (巴丢草): Toxic Water

Badiucao (巴丢草): Toxic Water

In his latest cartoon, Badiucao illustrates the water crisis in Lanzhou, where authorities have warned citizens against drinking tap water after elevated levels of benzene were found in the water supply. In Badiucao’s rendering, a water faucet is the head of a rattlesnake, whose shadow reflects the name Lanzhou:

Toxic Water, by Badiucao for CDT:


Read also a CDT Q&A with Badiucao in which he discusses his artistic and personal influences. All Badiucao cartoons for CDT are available here.


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