Chinese news media reported this week that Yunnan province in the country’s southwest will possibly face its worst drought in a century this year, and three cities in the province are already rationing water supplies. In the following cartoon, posted by artist Cao Yi (曹一) to, the member of a Chinese ethnic minority group from Yunnan stands holding out a dish full of cracked, dry earth.
南方周末【云南,渴啊!】 中国水资源最丰富省份之一,云南,2012年春天迎来了又一个干旱开年。过去三年旱情叠加,让气象部门预测,云南可能遭遇“超百年一遇的干旱”。

David Bandurski

CMP Director

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