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Record number of illegal tips found

A record number of illegal rubbish tips and dumping grounds were shut down last year as part of a war on rogue operators who blight the countryside.

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The £24,000 question: Would you take a dip in China's polluted

A businessman in China’s wealthy Zhejiang province has dared his environmental protection chief to take a dip in a polluted river in Rui’an city for 200,000 yuan (£24,000), after posting pictures of the rubbish-filled waterway on his microblog.