posted on Dec, 23 2004 @ 06:14 AM
"Some 300 million people are drinking unsafe or harmful water because more than 70 percent of China's rivers and lakes are polluted, a top
government official said Wednesday.
Wang Shucheng, minister of water resources, issued the grim warning at a national conference for directors of water resources bureau in the eastern
city of Suzhou, the Xinhua news agency said.
"Currently, 300 million Chinese people are drinking unsafe water, among which 190 million are drinking water with harmful substances above set
standards," Wang said"
14 years ago I was part of a team that visited China to discuss the pending crisis they were facing with polution. Kyoto execpt China from the
accord. Perhaps the US isn't the one's with their hands around "mother earths" throat.