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Chinese clampdown

The Chinese authorities have clamped down on the e-waste recycling industry in the region, but there were still lots of workshops operating and it is possible that there are other similar areas which have not yet come to light. There is little other employment in Guiyu and villagers are faced with a stark choice - continue working illegally, poisoning their land and damaging their health or try to scratch out another livelihood in their polluted village.
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