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Rural Pollution: China’s Bad Earth

At The Wall Street Journal, Josh Chin and Brian Spegele explore the environmental deterioration of China’s countryside, which threatens to undermine both the security of the country’s food supply and the legitimacy...

Why We Care About the Price of Water in China

At Bloomberg, The Council on Foreign Relations’ Peter Orszag argues for higher water prices in China to encourage efficiency: In Oman, a Middle Eastern desert country where water is scarce, it is understood to be more...

Police turn water cannon on rural protest in China – Jonathan Watts

From the Guardian (link): Thousands of Chinese villagers have clashed with police over access to irrigation water, leading to at least one death and five injuries, the local media reported yesterday. Amid a rise in violent rural unrest, the authorities used water cannon and tear gas to break up an angry protest in the village […]

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