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Eco-Regugees in China??

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 5, 2011

from the chinadaily
“Along with the 70-year-old Liu, another 692 people in Xichuan county, Henan province, moved to new houses in Yaodian county on Thursday. They are leaving because their old homes will soon be flooded by the South-to-North Water Diversion Project, according to the provincial government.
The large undertaking is designed to transfer water from the water-rich south, mainly the Yangtze River, to the drought-prone north, providing water to more than 20 cities, including Beijing.
To make way for the project, another 85,000 people in Henan will have to abandon the places where their families had lived for generations by the end of August”

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