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  1. Comment - Blogs - Beijing

    Beijing researchers abstain from drinking city's 'deteriorating' tap water for 20 years

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 05:31pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Health Association Professional Committee for Drinking Water and along with her husband, a member of the Industry Committee of the National Development and Reform Commission’s Public Nutrition and Development Centre, are both self-proclaimed experts in water.  "Our family probably drinks the most water in Beijing. No other [family] is more particular about their water than ours," she ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing couple's tap water protest goes down the plughole

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... A Beijing couple who said last week that they had not drunk tap water for two decades because of health and safety concerns told state media yesterday that the quality of the capital's drinking ... husband had been drinking expensive bottled waters, such as Evian, since 1993 because they had lost confidence in the quality of Beijing's tap water. She said her own tests last year had ...

  3. Water is ver precious

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Xinjiang's limited supplies. Some 4.63 million farmers and herdsmen are struggling to find enough drinking water. With a US$100 million loan from the World Bank Development Fund, Beijing will help Xinjiang build four new water systems to solve drinking water shortages in rural areas. Other parts of the mainland are also drying up. Farming communities and growing cities are struggling ...

  4. Survey raises alarm over polluted water

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wen Jiabao's recent warnings about worsening water quality- especially pollution of underground water sources, from where nearly 70 per cent of the population get their drinking water ... is even worse: 360 million people are without access to clean drinking water. The draft document even makes rare reference to the appalling human cost of the water problems. 'Cancer villages ...

  5. Supply and demand

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Robert Ucello

    ... centre. The site is for something much simpler: water. In Beijing, as in many large cities, it's not safe to drink the tap water. The rule is either buy bottled water, use purifiers or boil. ... after all, of trying to build a modern, international capital if there's no water to drink? ...

  6. Beijing's self-made water shortage

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao For anyone wishing to understand the water problems facing mainland cities, there is no better place to start than Beijing, where an intrinsic scarcity of water is made worse by a whole range of human and natural factors. The capital's water shortage has been compounded by chronic drought, pollution, massive wastefulness, delays in building the South-North Water ...

  7. The city built on sand and water

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... in the form of sand and water, which, in a couple of years, nobody will want. The banks, however, remain undaunted. Olympic economics holds out the dream of riches. Loans to Olympic-related projects ... be retained no more; what troubles me today is the times for which I feel sore. Drink wine to drown your sorrow, it will heavier grow.' With that in mind, the cadres had better refill ...

  8. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Real ale, prohibition cocktails among wealth of new Beijing drinking options

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... Mark Graham foodandwine@scmp.com Beijing has a variety of new food and drink options, writes Mark Graham A galaxy of bars A back-alley bar that serves real ale, a Prohibition-era- speakeasy themed lounge, a trendy lounge in the arts district and a gourmet restaurant with fabulous views of the Forbidden City are among Beijing's new drinking and dining options. The grim ...

  9. Capital's thirst leaves villages dry

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... as 10 million yuan. 'Even if one day the project can be finished and we finally have running water, I don't think we can afford the high price of drinking water,' Ms Ren said. ... Outlying residents are losing patience as Beijing struggles to conserve water, writes Shi Jiangtao While residents of Beijing cannot imagine life without a ready supply of running water ...

  10. Pollution makes Yangtze 'cancerous'

    Posted May 31st 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing China's longest river is dying due to pollution and the actions of growth-obsessed local authorities, threatening drinking water for the country's most ... on the Yangtze for drinking water, experts said. Booming cities along the 6,300km river, including Shanghai, Wuhan, Chongqing and Nanjing, have been worst hit by the pollution, with riverside cities ...




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