Caixin
Dec 07, 2021 06:54 PM
CHINA

In Depth: China’s 10-Year Struggle for Ecological ‘Red Lines’

The town of Aizhai in the Xiangxi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture, Central China’s Hunan Province, in July 2020. Photo: VCG
The town of Aizhai in the Xiangxi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture, Central China’s Hunan Province, in July 2020. Photo: VCG

A winding rural road leads to an area of green and dense forests where the Donghe River flows down from the mountains. Located on the river banks are villages where ethnic Miao people have lived for generations.

Soon, the area containing several nature reserves and the Xiangxi UNESCO Global Geopark will be home to the Daxingzhai reservoir, the largest water conservancy project in the Xiangxi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture of Central China’s Hunan province.

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