Drop in the Dirty Water Bucket
(Beijing) – Hurtling beneath the ground, there are sturdy new subways coursing through every major urban center of China like an electric current of modernity. The country's rapid urbanization in a matter of mere decades has produced engineering marvels that will be held up in the future as feats of fortitude and ingenuity.
But also installed underground with the power to astonish are failing water supply infrastructure networks. To date, there isn't a single city in China that provides safe tap water to all of its residents.
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