'The key is to save water'

Our interpretor Richard Lui Zexing and some locals from nearby Minqin, read a monument erected by Premier Wen on the edge of Quintu lake. The monument states that 'The key is to save water', suggesting that China must learn to make do with what it has. Sandwiched between two rapidly growing deserts, Minqin is an emblem of China's future struggle with water resources. According to recent World Bank estimates China has only a quarter of the global average of water per capita.

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Our interpretor Richard Lui Zexing and some locals from nearby Minqin, read a monument erected by Premier Wen on the edge of Quintu lake. The monument states that 'The key is to save water', suggesting that China must learn to make do with what it has. Sandwiched between two rapidly growing deserts, Minqin is an emblem of China's future struggle with water resources. According to recent World Bank estimates China has only a quarter of the global average of water per capita.
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