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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?



Written by timeforthorns

June 25, 2016 at 11:52 pm

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