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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