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Tele interview: Significance of sound water conservation policy

01-31-2011 08:50 BJT

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China is set to boost investment in water storage and also promote the sustainable use of resources. The pledge was made in a document jointly drafted by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council. Full Story>>

For a closer look at the impact of China's water conservation plan, we're joined on the phone by Zhang Xiulin, Deputy Director of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Good evening, Mrs. Zhang, thanks for joining us,

Q1: The government has been talking about agricultural problems for seven years. Why is there a focus on water conservation action this year and what will it mean for agricultural production in China?

Q2: What are the problems with water conservation in China that are exposed during the relentless floods and drought experienced last year?

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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