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China to Spend $850 Billion on Water Pollution Cleanup

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BEIJING

China aims to spend $850 billion USD to improve filthy water supplies over the next decade, but even such huge outlays may do little to reverse damage caused by decades of pollution and overuse in Beijing's push for rapid economic growth. China is promising to invest $650 billion USD - equal to its entire stimulus package during the global financial crisis - on rural water projects alone during