Latest News:  
Beijing   Thundershower/Cloudy    22 / 12   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Society

Pollution poses threat to water supply of Beijing

(China Youth Daily)

15:00, April 19, 2012

Photo taken on April 17 shows the floating of the surface of the Jing-Mi water diversion canal.(CFP Photo)

Edited and translated by Liang Jun, People's Daily Online

The 110-kilometer-long Jing-Mi (Beijng-Miyun, Miyun is a county of northeast Beijing) water diversion canal is a large water supply for Beijing.

It is the main source of water for residents, industrial use, rivers and lakes of Beijing. Starting from 1961, the canal transfers 330 million cubic meters of water to downtown Beijing annually and is listed as the Class I water source protection areas.

Read the Chinese version at


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Cherry blossom festival in Chengdu

  2. Beauty of Fujian Tulou

  3. Wedding Banquet in Hainan lick your chops

  4. Temple ruins of Yungang Grottoes edges into new archaeological discoveries of 2011

Most Popular


  1. Criminal case is not political struggle
  2. Keeping reins on easing vital for China's economy
  3. Bo investigation warns officials of power abuse
  4. Restart Six-Party Talks
  5. Most Americans see benefits of close U.S.-China ties
  6. Reform will not impair public institutions: ministries
  7. Blasts spell bleak future for Afghan stability
  8. Security cooperation is SCO's shining point
  9. Syria ceasefire is not negotiable
  10. Freedom of speech does not protect rumors

What's happening in China

First TCM medicine OK'd for EU market

  1. Ex-Olympic champion under fire for second child
  2. Coca-Cola cleared of contamination in China
  3. Chinese fishermen detained in Palau arrive home
  4. China detains 9 more in drug capsule scandal
  5. Harbin ban on big dogs stirs up howls of protest

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai