Keyword: Erhai Lake

Lake protection plan a raw deal for Dali garlic farmers

Editor’s Note This article originally appeared on Sixth Tone, as part of a series about life along the Hu line, the imaginary line proposed by geographer Hu Huanyong in the thirties that stretches from Heilongjiang in the North to Yunnan in the South, dividing China into two roughly equal parts. You can find the original here. YUNNAN, Southwest China — Combing the dry soil with pitchforks, a group of women unearthed the last of the season’s garlic bulbs. They exchanged upbeat banter in their mother tongue, Bai, but their cheerfulness belied the hardships they’ve endured. In an effort to protect iconic Erhai Lake from harmful agricultural runoff, the government in …read more