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Beijing  is sinking  —  literally.   Its 20 million inhabitants are using up too much of the ground water in the capital,  and different areas are subsiding at different rates,  which poses a threat to infrastructure,  most notably the high-speed rail system.   The Chinese bureaucrats are aware of the pending problem,  but who knows whether they will actually do anything about it before disaster occurs?

 

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Written by timeforthorns

June 25, 2016 at 11:52 pm

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