China’s cities are under pressure to cut what authorities call “black and stinky water” to less than 10 per cent of rivers in urban areas by 2020. Photo: China Foto Press

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China’s cities are under pressure to cut what authorities call “black and stinky water” to less than 10 per cent of rivers in urban areas by 2020. Photo: China Foto Press
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