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Rural China 7: A tap in every home

Updated: 2012-02-01 11:24
By D J Clark (chinadaily.com.cn)

In the seventh part of the Rural China series, China Daily reporter D J Clark visits Shengxian village where a new water system has recently been put in place. Six years ago China's ministry of water resources estimated 300 million rural residents did not have access to safe drinking water and set about creating a plan to put a tap in every home by 2020. In this small Guangdong village Clark discovers the benefits of treated drinking water in a community that used to have to walk two kilometres to fetch water that would not make them sick.

Also see a slideshow

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Snow & mountains

Part 3: Growing benefits

Part 4: A new education

Part 5: A road to prosperity

Part 6: Spring Festival return

Part 7: A tap in every home

Part 8: Investing in health

Part 9: Securing the future

Part 10: The next ten years

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By D J Clark

Animation: Xu Jiye

Producer Flora Yue


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Rural China 7: A tap in every home

About D J Clark

D J Clark has worked worldwide as a multimedia journalist for more than 20 years. As well as working for China Daily he runs an MA course in Multimedia journalism at Beijing Foreign Studies University and is the Director of Visual Journalism at the Asia Center for Journalism in Manila, Philippines.