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...
Jul 11, 2013
Xinhua reports that five officials in Guangxi have been suspended over heavy metal contamination in the Hejiang river. The owner of one processing plant has also been detained, but as Businessweek’s Christina Larson...
Jul 6, 2011
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...
Jun 28, 2011
China must step down agricultural production if it is to avoid even more serious water shortages in the future, according to a leading groundwater expert. But the proposed alternative of increased imports runs contrary to the...
May 22, 2008
From AFP: High above the world’s oldest operating irrigation system, Zhang Shuanggun, a local villager, stands on an observation platform cracked by China’s massive earthquake last week. She has a simple answer for...
Apr 13, 2006
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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