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Chinese seas', bays' water quality "extremely poor"

06-05-2012 13:43 BJT

BEIJING, June 5 (Xinhua) -- The quality of both near-shore water in north China's Bohai Sea and the East China Sea and water in five of the nine bays along China's coast has been slammed by the country's Ministry of Environmental Protection.

Wu Xiaoling, vice minister for environmental protection, told a press conference on Tuesday that the waters had all been rated "extremely poor."

The five bays include Bohai Bay, the Yangtze estuary, Hangzhou Bay in Zhejiang province, the Minjiang estuary in Fujian province and the Zhujiang estuary in south China's Guangdong province.

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Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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