Relief for India as China says no Brahmaputra diversion

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    Relief for India as China says no Brahmaputra diversion

    Oct 14, 2011, NEW DELHI: In a rare admission which will be welcomed in India, China has stated that it will not divert the Brahmaputra river.

    Jiao Yong, vice minister at China's ministry of water resources, told a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday that although there is a demand among Chinese to make greater use of the Yarlung Tsangpo (Tibetan name for the Brahmaputra), "considering the technical difficulties, the actual need of diversion and the possible impact on the environment and state-to-state relations, the Chinese government has no plan to conduct any diversification project in this river".

    This is the first time that China has acknowledged that anything that spoils relations with India over the Brahmaputra does not serve any interests.

    More @ Times of India

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