A man looks at a contaminated river in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, in July 2014. Photo: Reuters

How China’s ‘river chiefs’ are cleaning up the country’s polluted waterways

A pilot ‘river chief’ scheme is being rolled out nationwide, but some say it fails to address the underlying causes of pollution

Topic |   China pollution

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A man looks at a contaminated river in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, in July 2014. Photo: Reuters
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