How did China accomplish the South-to-North Water Diversion project?

Through the northern lands of China, a 1,432-kilometer-long "artificial river" guides a stream of clear water. This is the South-to-North Water Diversion (Middle Route) Project, stretching from the Danjiangkou Reservoir in the Hanjiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, to the Tuancheng Lake of the Summer Palace in Beijing. It helps provide water to 24 major cities and over 200 counties and districts, directly benefiting 85 million residents along the route. The grand three-route project was proposed in the 1950s. After half a century of planning, 12 years of construction, and over eight years of operation, hundreds of millions of people are experiencing the benefits. How was China able to accomplish this mega project? Click on the link to watch the video and uncover the spirit behind the South-to-North Water Diversion Project.

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