Grand Canal

The Grand Canal: China’s Ancient Lifeline

Veteran China journalist Ian Johnson, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for his coverage of persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, recently spent two weeks aboard a barge on China’s Grand Canal. In a feature for National...

On an Ancient Canal, Grunge Gives Way to Grandeur – David Lague

Amidst all the stories of rampant water pollution in China comes a report on the ancient and once filthy Grand Canal in Hangzhou, which has been cleaned up and is now a flourishing center of urban life: A $250 million makeover that began in 2001 has improved water quality and spurred urban renewal along a […]

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