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China to Pillory, or Praise, Cities Based on Water Pollution


The city-ranking publication could put pressure on responsible city governments to take action to improve the water quality, and also introduce a sense of competition among cities as a kind of motivation

Ada Kong, Greenpeace East Asia

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection plans to start rating cities based on water quality. This is a response to growing concern among Chinese citizens about the country’s widespread environmental pollution. Will naming and shaming cities help? Click here to learn more.