More than 100 wells dug by a local government in northern China have been abandoned and covered over because they failed to produce any water. Photo: Weibo

Decade on from failed Chinese well-digging project, poor farmers wait for water

  • Poverty busting project in northern China was meant to increase cultivation of green vegetables
  • Instead, more than 100 inadequate wells have been abandoned
Topic |   China Society

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More than 100 wells dug by a local government in northern China have been abandoned and covered over because they failed to produce any water. Photo: Weibo
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Linda Lew

Linda Lew

Born in China and raised in New Zealand, Linda joined the Post as a reporter in 2018. Previously, she freelanced for Chinese technology media site TechNode. She holds bachelor's degrees in arts and commerce from the University of Auckland, and has a master's in global business journalism from Tsinghua University.