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China's Water Is Worse Than Its Air

Chinese leaders have pledged drastic steps to clear their nation’s smog-choked air. The bigger question is how far they're willing to go to clean up its water. 
Bottled water is a short-term solution for a long-term problem. Photographer: STR/AFP/Getty Images

In recent months, Chinese leaders have pledged drastic steps to clear their nation's smog-choked air. The bigger question, though, may be how far they're willing to go to clean up its water.

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