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Will a new law bring China’s dying Yangtze River back to life?

Zhou Jianjun drove 400km (250 miles) in mid-February from his hometown of Xiangyang in central China to an industrial chemical park to investigate pollution along the Yangtze River.As he neared the park, the smell of pesticides clogged the air. He got out and walked to the river to take some samples where the water was so polluted that it had turned yellow.But this is not an unusual sight for Zhou.For the past seven years, Zhou, 54, has spent all of his time and resources to report illegal sand…


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