Wang said authorities had already scooped up 300,000 tonnes from local waters and would spare no expense to ensure the sailing competition went ahead smoothly.
"We have very strong support from the government and will achieve this goal at any cost," Wang said.
You have to admit, the Chinese are very serious about these Olympics. It is kind of ironic that all these negative externalities exist as a byproduct of the rapid expansion of their economy but now they will spare no expense to make sure the environmental conditions for the Olympics are satisfactory.
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