Map: China Rewires Its Rivers

A massive water diversion project aims to slake the north’s thirst

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Map of China
Illustration: Andrew Zbihlyj
With Yu-Tzu Chiu

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Illustration: Andrew Zbihlyj
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In 1952, Mao Zedong visited the great rushing rivers of China’s south and suggested that the thirsty north “borrow” some. Thus was born the South-to-North Water Diversion Project. 

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