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Drought parches China's 'land of fish and rice'

Dry spell is a jarring reminder of how China, the world's second-biggest economy, relies on increasingly strained water resources to feed its people and generate its power. Full story

China confronts raft of problems at Three Gorges

China has admitted that its showcase Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric project, has caused a slew of urgent environmental, geologic and economic problems. Full story

Drought stops shipping along Yangtze

Shipping along Yangtze River, one of China's most vital waterways, has been closed at some points to prevent ships being grounded due to water levels drained low by the worst drought in a decade. Full story

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