The Jianbi navigation lock in Zhenjiang in Jiangsu province. The Jianbi navigation lock links the Yangtze River and the Sunan section of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. Photo: Xinhua

No new projects: China’s degraded Yangtze River needs protection, not construction, President Xi Jinping says

Environmental rehabilitation declared major focus for the country’s longest waterway but development plans unlikely to be scrapped, analysts say

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The Jianbi navigation lock in Zhenjiang in Jiangsu province. The Jianbi navigation lock links the Yangtze River and the Sunan section of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. Photo: Xinhua
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