People's Republic of China — A Look Inside

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1977, Vol. 47, Issue 1, Pg. 61-65

Document Type: Feature article


The People's Republic of China is a developing country, but they are doing it on their own. In fact, self-reliance at every level is their strongest goal. Through the centuries China has been plagued by annual floods and famines. Today they have developed agricultural production to the point where everyone has enough to eat. When a country with an agricultural economy prospers, industrial expansion follows automatically. The key to their turnaround has been water resources management gaining flood control and irrigation on a national scale. They have also initiated an innovative education process at the college level. This article is based on notes taken by a U.S. delegation of eleven who got a look at water related programs inside the People's Republic of China.

Subject Headings: Floods | Agriculture | Water resources | Resource management | Developing countries | High-rise buildings | Industries | Automation | China | Asia

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