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Pakistan's water woes ; New Chinese capitalists (30 Sep 2003)


The Indus River is dying. Dams built across its valley supply water to the upper reaches of the river while the lower reaches are dying of thirst and seawater has invaded farmlands. The government says it is due to weather system changes but environmentalists say mismanagement is to be blamed. With former president Jiang Zemin's "three represents" being written into the Communist Party Constitution, capitalists can now join the Party. They are no longer portrayed as exploiters of the people but as China's builders. Capitalist talk about treatments they received in the past and why they join the Communist Party.

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2003
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