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China's new grand canal brings water to arid north [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-12-16 11:01:18 |Display all floors
Largest project of its kind, proposed in 1952, took more than a decade to construct

More than 1,400 kilometers of canal and pipeline began transferring water on Friday from China's longest river, the Yangtze, to the country's arid northern regions, including the nation's capital, Beijing.
Completion of this section marks major progress in the enormous South-to-North Water Diversion Project, cost ...

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Post time 2014-12-16 11:03:23 |Display all floors
Chairman Mao also proposed building the Three Gorges dam, but only on condition that "unforeseen natural risks" were taken into consideration. Even today such risks are being debated. However, it can also be said that no significant achievements in human endeavor even came about without risks. My feeling is that Chairman Mao would've been proud of the many construction projects that'd taken place the last few decades. This latest South/North water project is a daring and worthy accomplishment of China's government under Xi Jinping.

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