China is planning to introduce new measures to protect its waterways. Photo: Reuters China is planning to introduce new measures to protect its waterways. Photo: Reuters
China is planning to introduce new measures to protect its waterways. Photo: Reuters

China to curb farming near rivers in push to reverse water pollution, official says

  • Beijing planning to restrict farming that encroaches on major rivers, restore wetlands and ecosystems, and tackle excess water consumption, environment ministry official says
  • China is in the middle of a campaign to restore the environment of the Yangtze River, which has been damaged by decades of land reclamation, water diversion and the dumping of toxic waste

Topic |   China pollution
China is planning to introduce new measures to protect its waterways. Photo: Reuters China is planning to introduce new measures to protect its waterways. Photo: Reuters
China is planning to introduce new measures to protect its waterways. Photo: Reuters
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