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Update: China Completes Tunnel Under Yellow River for South-North Water Transfer Project

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China is on target to begin transferring water from the Yangtze River Basin to Hebei, Shandong, and Tianjin by 2013.

The Stream, January 9: China Moves Forward With South-North Water Transfer Project

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China has completed the tunnel under the Yellow River for the…

China Turns Profit From Coal-to-liquid Fuels Production, May Expand Controversial Program

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Though China suspended most of its coal-to-liquid fuels refineries in 2008 due to concerns for scarce water resources and high production costs, recent financial gains may lead it to reconsider its policy.
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China's Other Looming Choke Point: Food Production

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The Yellow River Basin is the center of a contest over water, energy, and agriculture.

Photo Slideshow: Bohai Pipeline Could Bring Water to China's Coal Industry

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Images from northern China, where a proposed pipeline could be the answer to a resource mismatch of coal wealth and water poverty.
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Focusing on Sustainable Growth — China Releases Draft of 12th Five-Year Plan

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Clearly wary about the consequences of its rapid economic development on the environment, China has set a path over the next five years to reduce consumption of the two most important resources that power its economy— coal and water. The country plans to rein in water use and introduces new energy intensity reduction targets in pursuit of more sustainable economic growth, according to the draft proposal of the 12th Five-Year Plan, the master economic blueprint that will chart China’s development through 2015.

A Dry and Anxious North Awaits China’s Giant, Unproven Water Transport Scheme

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Authorities anticipate approval for new western line to tap energy reserves. Sparks and the blue flare of arc welders, like hot stars in the night sky, illuminate the interior of a massive water tunnel that crosses underneath the Yellow River.

Photo Slideshow: China's South-North Water Transfer Project

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Taken together, the three lines are an audacious strategy to solve the increasingly dire confrontation between rising energy demand in a nation that is steadily getting drier.
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Infographic: China's South-North Water Transfer Project

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Authorities close to the central government say the western line will be built.

New Wind and Solar Sectors Won't Solve China's Water Scarcity

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Clean alternatives help, but not nearly enough, to loosen energy-water choke point

Choke Point: China - Confronting Water Scarcity and Energy Demand in the World’s Largest Country

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An escalating confrontation over resources; a confrontation with global implications.

Memo to Hu and Obama: Water and Energy Choke Points Merit Time at the China-U.S. Summit

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Collaborate on resolving confrontation between rising energy demand and water scarcity in both countries.