The Tibetan Plateau is the source of most of Asia’s largest rivers, but it suffers from low annual rainfall. Photo: Alamy

China needs more water. So it's building a rain-making network three times the size of Spain

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The Tibetan Plateau is the source of most of Asia’s largest rivers, but it suffers from low annual rainfall. Photo: Alamy
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.