China routes water from country to Olympics

BEIJING – Chinese laborers are busy building a canal to transport water to Beijing as part of the national effort to prepare for the Olympic Games, the Toronto Star reports.

The central government wants Beijing green and gleaming come August, even if it means others may have to go without.

A government slogan painted on a nearby wall trumpets the goal, urging everyone to support the project to “guarantee a secure water supply for the Olympics.”

Booming Beijing’s historic thirst – the parched capital has long depended on Hebei for its water – continues to reach ever deeper into the Chinese countryside.

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Source : Toronto Star

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