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Dialogue 11/07/17 Water crisis looming larger

07-17-2011 21:20 BJT

As the world’s population increases, so too does its need for food and water-the two resources which are absolutely necessary to sustain life. Chinese experts warn that by 2030 when China''s population reaches 1.6 billion, per capita water resources will drop to 1760 cubic meters -- perilously close to 1700 cubic meters, the internationally recognized benchmark for water shortages. The China water crisis threatens the stability and prosperity not only in China but globally too. The government must adopt a new policy to reduce water consumption.

Dialogue 2011/07/17 Water crisis looming larger

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Host: Yang Rui

Yang Rui

Studio Guest Speakers:

Prof. Jia Jinsheng, Vice president of IWHR

Ma Jun, director of Inst. of public&environment affairs

Li Yifang, Greenpeace campaigner

Online Guest:

Kenneth Lieberthal, Senior fellow of Brooklings Institute

 

Editor:James |Source: CNTV

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