Saturday, July 22, 2006

CHINA - China plan to protect environment

The BBC has news of China's new, five year environmental protection plan in which they intend to spend 1.4 trillion yuan ($175bn) to improve air and water quality, and reduce pollution.
China has some of the world's most polluted cities and waterways.

Beijing has often overlooked protecting the environment in the rush to develop its economy - but now it is paying the price, a BBC correspondent says.

A chemical spill in a river near the city of Harbin last year drew international attention, as water supplies to almost four million people had to be suspended for nearly a week.

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