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China Considers Massive Yangtze River, Pearl River Transfer Project


China is considering digging two mega canal systems to link the Yangtze River, which runs through central and eastern China, to the Pearl River in southern Guangdong and Guangxi provinces. Shipping, tourism, irrigation, water transfer and flood prevention were touted as major benefits from the project, which could dwarf the controversial Three Gorges Dam project on the Yangtze.