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Beijing
=serious water shortage
=drought
=water prices hiking
=manipulated weather
=greedily consuming
=water transplanting from south
=new ways to save water
=population control
=fate arrives early
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Post time 2011-6-24 08:04:21 |Display all floors
Have you ever lived in Beijing?

Beijing is always like that. The water goes away in a day or 2.

This happens less than a few days once every several years.

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Post time 2011-6-24 08:08:51 |Display all floors
Beijing looks to dampen demand for scarce water
By Cui Xiaohuo (China Daily)
Updated: 2009-05-12 08:10

Beijing to make sure no rain on national day's parade
By Wang Qian (China Daily)
Updated: 2009-08-25 07:50
Beijing is preparing to manipulate the weather to ensure that it does not rain on its National Day parade on Oct 1

Water prices to rise from next year
By Cui Xiaohuo (China Daily)
Updated: 2009-11-09 09:46

Weather is manipulated again for snow
By Wang Qian (China Daily)
Updated: 2009-11-11 08:14
Beijing's unusually heavy snow, which brought a traffic paralysis to the capital yesterday, again highlighted the controversial use of weather modification.

Beijing to hike non-residential water prices
(Xinhua)
Updated: 2009-11-19 01:16
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Beijing plans to raise water price by 24% amid shortages
(Xinhua)
Updated: 2009-12-02 20:59
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25,000 tons of snow in 'Bird's Nest' for ski season
By Zhao Chunzhe (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2009-12-14 17:01

Bird's Nest reinvented as winter wonderland
(Agencies)
Updated: 2009-12-16 17:26
With more than 50,000 square meters of land to cover, around 25,000 cubic meters of water is needed to make snow, Shen said.
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Capital thirsts for water from Hebei
By Wang Wen (China Daily)
Updated: 2010-01-20 07:44

A water-wasting nation
(China Daily)
Updated: 2010-03-23 07:51
The announcement by the Beijing municipal government to charge accumulative water prices on a trial basis is an active response to Monday's World Water Day.

City to start progressive charging for water
By Wu Yiyao (China Daily)
Updated: 2010-03-23 10:18

Thirsty city greedily consuming water
By Meng Jing (China Daily)
Updated: 2010-04-06 07:57
Recent statistics from the Beijing Water Conservation Office show the city has experienced a long and serious dry spell since 1999

Water from Hebei quenches Beijing thirst again
By Liang Chao (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2010-05-25 20:36

China accelerates south-north water project
(Xinhua)
Updated: 2010-05-28 16:27
Du Bingzhao said Hebei itself is one of China's driest provinces. The province's per capita water consumption is one seventh of the national average.
"Even so, the province still has to provide water to Beijing to ease its water shortage

Beijing's water shortage worsens as SNWD project delayed
By Yan Weijue (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2010-06-28 17:20

Population concerns
(China Daily)
Updated: 2010-07-24 06:46
The city of Beijing cannot afford unlimited expansion. Water shortage alone, even after water is diverted from the remote south, may render it unlivable at some point.

Water, water everywhere, but not a drop
By Op Rana (China Daily)
Updated: 2010-08-20 06:10
Almost half of China's more than 660 cities face, what in modern terminology, is called a water crisis. Beijing, unfortunately, sits somewhere at the top of that list.

Beijing faces severe shortage of water
By Zheng Jinran (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2010-09-10 17:51

Debate: Beijing's population
(China Daily)
Updated: 2010-10-25 07:53
Don't blame population growth for all ills
Where's the water for more people to drink
Beijing's population

Around Beijing
(chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2010-11-10 07:53
A four-month crackdown by the municipal government on illegal activity that damages the city's water supply has been successful, officials said on Tuesday.
The government plans to make the campaign an ongoing one and will invest money and draw up new policies and regulations to continue to protect the water supply.

City must seek way to turn tide on its water crisis
By Daniel Gars (China Daily)
Updated: 2010-12-14 08:07
Beijing faces a worsening water crisis that is far graver than its air quality problems.

Restoring the flow of a mother river
By Wu Wencong (China Daily)
Updated: 2010-12-22 08:08
Yongding River is having extensive work done in a widely-debated restoration project.
"A balanced development is what we want to achieve and the river project will definitely have a positive effect on the local economy," Zhang said.
But this is what worries environmentalists.
They are concerned that this biggest and longest artificial river in China may exacerbate Beijing's water shortages rather than relieve them.

Snow-free period ends a dry year in Beijing
By Yan Jie (China Daily)
Updated: 2010-12-29 07:37

Dry up city's water shortage by using less
By Daniel Garst (China Daily)
Updated: 2011-01-11 14:32

Capital to float new ways to save water
By Qin Zhongwei and Wang Wei (China Daily)
Updated: 2011-01-18 07:47

Yellow river tapped to quench Beijing thirst
By Wang Qingyun (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2011-01-25 13:13

Quenching city's thirst
(China Daily)
Updated: 2011-01-29 07:18
Sunny, chilly and extremely dry.

Beijing's big dry set to stretch the record
By He Dan (China Daily)
Updated: 2011-01-31 07:26

Some public bathrooms closed to save water
By Xing Yu (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2011-02-18 16:23
By the end of 2010, 150 government departments of the state's organs in Beijing had shut down the public bathrooms attached to their office building to save water.

Demand rising for weather modification
By Zhao Huanxin and Bao Wanxian (China Daily)
Updated: 2010-03-04 06:45
BEIJING: China will step up weather modification in key regions to help relieve drought, the director of the China Meteorological Administration has said.

Beijing residents get water-saving tools
By Zhang Jiawei (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2011-03-22 19:47

Beijing's Water Demand Outpaces Supply
By dragon8 Senior Member 2011-5-4 09:11
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Beijing's future arrives early
Updated: 2011-05-30 07:53
(China Daily)
A shortage of water, for instance, is emerging as a real restraint on the city's development ambitions. Per capita water reserves in Beijing are reportedly one-tenth of the internationally accepted alert level. And each and every one of

its traditional and potential water suppliers is now suffering from drought.
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Post time 2011-6-24 10:11:55 |Display all floors
Originally posted by timbatu at 2011-6-24 08:04
Have you ever lived in Beijing?

Beijing is always like that. The water goes away in a day or 2.

This happens less than a few days once every several years.
.

The pathetic Tel. No. lives in a slum in Jinan.  He knows nothing aboout Beijing.

The water went away in about three hours after the rain.

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Post time 2011-6-24 10:19:28 |Display all floors
Originally posted by NE_Tigress at 2011-6-24 10:11
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The pathetic Tel. No. lives in a slum in Jinan.  He knows nothing aboout Beijing.

The water went away in about three hours after the rain.
.

He is spending the rest of his breath revenging for the humiliation he has received throughout his life for not being able to become a government official though he flattered, bribed and licked the toes of many.  

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Post time 2011-6-24 10:26:45 |Display all floors
Drought, excessive rain, earthquake, typhoone, etc. etc. are all the faults of the government.

What a fcked up brain.

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Post time 2011-6-24 10:31:21 |Display all floors
One of my former colleagues grew up in Beijing.
He once said he could reach anywhere in downtown area of Beijing with eyes covered. Hahhahaa...

Could NE_Tigress arrive anywhere in downtown area with eyes covered?
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