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China urges closer ties with non-government bodies, media in war on water pollution

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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China must work more closely with journalists and non-government bodies to expose incidents of water pollution, an official said on Friday, after activists this week discovered two untreated cesspits filled with hazardous industrial waste.
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