China marks out ‘sustainable development zone’

A cluster of cities in the central China province of Hunan has been designated the country's first experimental zone for energy saving and environment programmes, state media reported on Monday.

The cities of Changsha, Zhuzhou, Xiangtan and Wuhan were chosen because they were part of China's industrial heartland and a lack of resources and environmental pollution have impeded their development, the report said, citing the provincial governor.

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