Ships grounded along Yangtze River
When I noted in this morning’s Brief that China’s Yangtze River is facing a monumental drought, I don’t think I quite conveyed the extent of the problem. This photo ought to do the trick, though: China Photos/Getty Images This, by the way, is classic Chinese government media management at work: [China Daily, a state-run newspaper] ...
This, by the way, is classic Chinese government media management at work:
[China Daily, a state-run newspaper] said officials stored large amounts of water behind the massive Three Gorges Dam across the Yangtze last month, causing the flow volume in the river to fall by 50 percent.
Still, it quoted the Yangtze River Water Resource Commission as saying the drought had nothing to do with the dam.
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