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Nov 07 2008
Supplied or written by Xinjiang Conservation Fund

This is the English summary of 60 pages full report "Rethinking China’s Urban Water Privatization" in Chinese written by Xinjiang Conservation Fund based in Beijing. Based on reviews of development of the urban water sector since 1949, data analysis and interpretation of 500 household surveys in five cities in China, this report aims at answering the following questions: What are the reasons for China’s urban water privatization? What is the essence of China’s marketization reform of public water? What are the impacts generated by this process?
What are the preconditions for a successful and human-oriented urban public water reform? A full English report is being prepared.

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