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Quenching Beijing's thirst may stunt regional growth

Sep 10, 2014    

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is about to realise a dream of Communist leader Mao Zedong to redirect China's river flows to benefit Beijing and the dry north, but critics say the resources grab by the politically powerful capital will harm regional China.The $62 billion South-North Water Transfer Project is one of the world's biggest infrastructure projects.Starting in October, stage two will see a massive 9.5 billion cubic meters of water per year pumped through 1,500 kms (932 miles) of canals and pipes from the Danjiangkou reservoir in central Hubei province to the northern provinces of Henan an...

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