President Xi underscores importance of water diversion project

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    President Xi Jinping reviewed efforts on a massive water diversion project in Henan Province Thursday, which he called a key driver to the country’s growth. The project aims to take water from the Yangtze River through eastern, middle and western routes to feed arid areas in northern China.

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