Decades of development has changed life in and along the Yangtze River. Photo: AFP
Decades of development has changed life in and along the Yangtze River. Photo: AFP

Will a new law bring China’s dying Yangtze River back to life?

  • National legislation designed to protect the massive waterway and its tributaries has come into effect, aiming to reverse decades of exploitation
  • But activists say much will depend on what happens at the local government level

Decades of development has changed life in and along the Yangtze River. Photo: AFP
Decades of development has changed life in and along the Yangtze River. Photo: AFP
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